Insulation Upgrades help Beresford Couple save big on heating bills
August 25 2017, 11:07 AM
After moving to New Brunswick and seeing their first winter heating bill, Linda Roy and her husband, Jerry, were shocked - it was well over $600. Wanting to lower their winter heating bills, Linda started looking for ways to improve her home’s energy efficiency. That’s when she came across NB Power’s Home Insulation Energy Savings Program and thought it could be the help they needed.
After scheduling a home energy evaluation and receiving a list of recommended energy upgrades, Linda and Jerry worked closely with her contractors, Couture Builders and Renovators to air seal throughout their home, insulate her basement and Maritime Refrigeration to install two ductless heat pumps. It’s important to choose a good contractor, and Linda found great tips for hiring hers through NB Power’s website.
With their upgrades finished, they had an energy advisor back in to do a second evaluation.
“We knew almost immediately what to expect for our financial returns from the program,” Linda said. “NB Power staff offered us great comfort to know that we were not going to see those high bills from our first winter again.”
The Roys have seen significant savings in their energy costs. They got $2698 in incentives back from NB Power. They also find their home more comfortable and the air quality much better. Linda has a chronic illness and needs to maintain consistent temperatures in her home.
“We purchased two heat pumps, one upstairs and one downstairs,” she said. “The upstairs one was purchased prior to the insulation being put in- this brought significant savings, but once the insulation was installed, it was far better. I would say almost 70% savings overall. Now I can sleep in comfort, whether it is winter or summer, and know that my illness will be better controlled with the consistent temperatures.”
What about those high heating bills? Since completing the Home Insulation Energy Savings program, Linda and Jerry haven’t had a bill over $250 in the past 2 years.
Not sure how your home measures up? Book a home energy evaluation for only $99. You will get a full list of recommended upgrades and some free energy efficient products installed. You’ll be eligible for money to help you pay for the work, plus you’ll enjoy significant energy savings for years to come.
Visit our website to register or call us at 1-800-663-6272 and press 5 for Efficiency Services.
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