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Is your home leaking money?

March 16 2016, 16:20 PM

Is your home leaking money?

Older, drafty homes – and in particular, homes built before 1945 that were constructed with little to no insulation – have the biggest potential when it comes to saving money through energy efficiency upgrades. And one of the most overlooked upgrades for homes is insulation.

Insulation: it’s not as sexy as a new granite countertop, but the savings realized through your upgrades might just pay for one. Many homeowners don’t realize that adding insulation is one of the best ‘bang for your buck’ upgrades they can carry out.

You probably already know your home needs additional insulation and/or air sealing if:

  • the walls are cold to touch;
  • you have problems with mold on walls;
  • the floors are cold;
  • you can feel drafts;
  • you have high winter heating bills.

If you experience some, or all, of these problems, your home could benefit from NB Power’s Home Insulation Energy Savings Program. The program offers information and incentives to homeowners to help reduce their energy consumption through targeted air sealing and insulation upgrades.

Participating is easy! Just follow these 5 steps:

1-      Register. Go to www.nbpower.com/homeinsulation and complete the online registration form. If you do not have internet access you may call 1 800 663-6272 (select option 5).

2-      Energy Evaluation. A representative will contact you to set up your Pre-Upgrade Evaluation. This evaluation will identify the upgrades to your home that may be eligible for incentives. The fee for the evaluation is $210+HST.

3-      Receive approval. After the evaluation, you’ll receive a list of recommended upgrades and a pre-approval form. You have 30 days to identify which of those upgrades you wish to complete and return the form to us.

4-      Complete upgrades. Once we have confirmed your participation in this program, you will have nine months to finish your planned upgrades.

5-      Have Post-Upgrade Evaluation and receive incentives. As soon as you’re finished your upgrades (or before the nine month deadline), call us at 1 800 663-6272 to book a Post-Upgrade Evaluation (no cost)

Have you already participated in NB Power’s Home Insulation Energy Savings Program? Are you seeing savings and feeling more comfortable in your home this winter? We’d love to hear your story!

 

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