Get Qualified for Energy Savings
As energy costs rise and more people realize that improved efficiency is valuable, retrofits make dollars and sense. Where to begin? Have an energy audit performed on your home. An energy audit educates the homeowner on the products available today to increase the home’s comfort and efficiency. Currently, technologies and techniques are being developed that will make renovations not just cosmetic, but comfortable and efficient as well. The return on investment for efficient products installed properly will be much faster since homeowners are being incentivized for efficiency improvements to their homes.
The energy audit is defined as follows: An evaluation of energy consumption, as in a home, to determine ways in which energy can be conserved.
Total Home Solutions determines energy conservation in your home a number of ways:
- Objective Advice utilizing the ‘home as a system’ principle
- Assessment techniques that pinpoint losses and opportunities to save energy
- Accurate documentation and reporting to the homeowner and Natural Resources Canada
More than 17 percent of the energy consumed in Canada is used to operate our homes. Buying an energy-efficient home or making energy-saving renovations can offer big savings. Total Home Solutions can advise on the renovations that fit within plans/timelines while assisting the homeowner in accessing available incentives from your region. Canadians spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars annually to heat, cool and light inefficiently. Having an energy audit helps you make the right decision with regard to home improvements. When you make purchases going forward, you will have the tools to help you decide which retrofits would be most beneficial for your home.
How much money are you pumping out annually through the “envelope” or “shell” of your home? Total Home Solutions uses proven technology to assess homes for energy losses. We identify leakage areas and energy drains, and help you find the most cost-effective and practical ways to cut down on your energy use.
With information gathered in this expert energy audit, homes have the potential to be more energy efficient and comfortable. Through such measures as air sealing, improved attic insulation, proper HVAC installation, crawl space, header and foundation insulation and sealing. The energy audit is a crucial first step because every home is different and therefore requires a customized energy solution. Total Home Solutions documents the home from basement to attic, where you choose to implement the upgrades is completely up to you. We are here as a resource to guide you through the practical steps that fit within your retrofit plans.