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If you have an older model that is not considered EnergyStar Rated then it is Older inefficient model HVAC and can be costing you up to 70- 80% more per month.
$175 per month decreased by 15% is a savings of $26.25 per month which is $315 per year. That’s $3,150.00 in 10 years.
It's amazing that people don’t know how much it increases the equity in your home and then through compound interest through time. – It’s much like a renovation, it adds on more value then what it costs …approximately $5000 to $10000 per unit, call it $15000 over 10 years compounded at a conservative 8% =
The heating element usually refers to a furnace or boiler. Includes a pipe system for the fluid carrying the heat or duct work if you’re working with a forced air system.
The ventilation element is either natural or forced and when it is forced it is more often than not used for air cleaning purposes as well. Keeps the air inside your home fresh.
The final element of an HVAC system is air conditioning which is the exact opposite of heating. It’s main focus is to remove the existing heat from the interior of the home.
Think of your heating and air conditioning system like you do the lights and electricity in your house. You don’t leave them on all the time do you? When you leave one room, you probably turn them off. You also probably turn them off when you leave the house. It’s more energy efficient to do so.
It works the same with your HVAC system. Why would you want to heat rooms that you aren’t using? Using a zoned HVAC system allows you to save energy since you have the choice to heat the rooms you use instead of the whole house. If your home has any of these features, you will save the most money by switching to a zoned HVAC system:
Since zoned HVAC systems are so energy efficient, they can save you up to 30% of your utility bills relating to heating and cooling. This type of savings is especially noticeable during the peak season for your utility bills. No one likes paying a mountain of utility bills just to stay comfortable in your own home.
When you zone your HVAC system, you end up using it less than you would otherwise. Not heating and/or cooling your entire home at the same temperature all the time extends the life of your system. Less overall use equals a longer system life on average.
Do you like having your bedroom a different temperature than your living room and/or kitchen? With a zoned system this isn’t an issue. You can decided what temperature you would like each zone in your home to be. This type of room to room personalization is the ultimate home comfort. In addition, a zoned HVAC system enables a more stable overall temperature in each of the zoned areas as well as eliminates hot and cold spots.
Zoned systems are convenient as each zones comes with its own thermostat and remote. No longer do you have to go down a flight of stairs to change the temperature. Now you can do so from the comfort of your own couch.
Nest Hello trades your wired doorbell for an IoT-empowered version that delivers HD video and bright, crisp images of your doorstep — even at night. It’s designed to show you a full view of everything that steps on your front stoop, from head-to-toe video captures of visitors at the door to packages on the ground. With the Nest Hello’s 24/7 streaming capabilities, you can check in anytime — or even go back and review a three-hour snapshot history
Safeguard your home even when you’re miles away. Nest’s top-of-the-line security camera will send you a phone alert and empower you to speak through the app or call for help whenever it detects suspicious activity. With the Nest Cam Outdoor, you know about break-ins in real time.
When the worst happens, Nest has your back. The Nest Cam Indoor security camera’s suite is designed to help you look after your home when you’re away. Nest’s technology and app offer 24/7 live streaming, a versatile magnetic stand, person alerts with Nest Aware.
Your security camera shouldn’t sleep on the job. Nest Cam Indoor plugs into the mains power supply so that you never have to worry about dead batteries. Nest Cam will alert you when it picks up the crash of a window breaking or the other telltale sounds of a household intrusion.
The Nest Learning Thermostat automatically adapts as your life and the seasons change. Just use it for a week and it programs itself. Hello’s 24/7 streaming capabilities, you can check in anytime — or even go back and review a three-hour snapshot history. When the Nest Learning Thermostat notices that you’re there, Farsight shows you the temperature, weather or time. You can even choose a digital or analogue clock face. Farsight is big and bright on the beautiful display – you can see it from across the room.
Let’s go through a “smart” thermostat and a programmable one so you can have a good understanding of each. Both smart and programmable thermostats can help you better manage your energy bills.
A programmable thermostat allows you to give the thermostat a schedule to operate by. With programmable thermostat you can pre-program cooling or heating temperatures based on your schedule to save energy while you are away.
A smart thermostat fixes all the problems with the programmable thermostat and introduces a lot of innovation on top of it. It allows on-the-go programming via any Wi-Fi connection either from your computer or Smartphone. Self-learning, monitoring your routines and adjusting setting based on your feedback – even detecting your absence to save energy! With a smart thermostat you can have a completely custom schedule for every day of the week, and have as many activity periods per day as you want. This gives you complete control over when your home’s heating and cooling equipment runs. By eliminating unnecessary heating and cooling of your home, you save money.
A manual thermostat, also known as an analog thermostat, is the old-school device used to maintain the temperature. These are the devices of the previous generation and are fading out quickly. A manual thermostat requires you to manually set up the desired temperature on the device by rotating a knob.
The advanced version of manual thermostats is a digital one. It requires you to manually set up the temperature using the up or down switch. The selected temperature is displayed on the screen in digital thermostats. Once the temperature is set, the device starts to heat up or cool down the place until the desired temperature is attained. A manual thermostat requires you to turn it on or off as per your needs every time you leave home.
We’ve helped educate thousands of Ontario Homeowners about the new Ontario Rebate and Incentive Programs and the available Subsidies. We’ve already assessed and processed most of your postal code for the new devices and registered them for their subsidies.
Update your eligible attic/ceiling, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement or foundation and crawlspaces
Perform air-sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home to achieve the air-change rate target
Replace your windows or glass doors with Energy Star ® certified models
Add a smart thermostat to help improve comfort and save money on your energy bill. (must be combined with another retrofit)
Make the switch to more energy efficient heating equipment to save on your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint
Install photovoltaic solor panels to convert sunlight energy into electricity
Incentives to protect your home and your family from environmental damages. (must be combined with another retrofit)
Learn more about how to multiple your incentives if you live in a multi-unit residential building.
As part of the initiative, you have access to: up to $600 for a government approved home evaluation and expert advice so you can begin to plan your retrofits up to approximately $20,000 in total in Government Grants, Rebates and Incentives to help you make energy efficiency retrofits to your home. This summer, you can receive an interest-free loan program provided to homeowners for up to $70,000 to help complete deep home retrofits. This loan program makes initiatives like the Canada Greener Homes Grant and the Energy Conservation Home Loan Program accessible to more homeowners.
Relatively easy access makes the attic a favourite starting point to insulate for many homeowners. Even if an attic is already insulated, you may be able to improve comfort and increase the energy efficiency. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:
|Select below the current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation:||Grant amounts (by the level of additional insulation added to your home)|
|If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI 8.81 (R-50) for your attic||If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI 4.93 (R-28) for your flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling||If you insulate your uninsulated flat roof or cathedral ceiling to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.52 (R-20)|
|RSI 2.11 (R-12) and less||$1,800||$600||$600|
|Greater than RSI 2.11 (R-12) and up to RSI 4.40 (R-25)||$600||$250||N/A|
|Greater than RSI 4.40 (R-25) and up to RSI 6.16 (R-35)||$250||N/A||N/A|
|Minimum additional insulation||Grant Amounts (by the level of additional insulation added to your home)|
|Percent area that you choose to insulate||Add insulation value of R-7.5 to R-12||Add insulation greater than R-12 to R-20||Add insulation > R-20 above|
|Minimum additional insulation, RSI 3.5 (R-20)||$350|
|Seal and insulate at least:||Grant amount|
|80% of your entire basement header area to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.52 (R-20)||$240|
|50% of your entire basement slab by a minimum of RSI 0.62 (R-3.5)||$400|
|Minimum additional wall insulation||Grant Amounts (by the level of additional insulation added to your home)|
|Percent area that you choose to insulate||Add insulation value of RSI 1.76 (R-10) to RSI 3.87 (R-22)||Add insulation greater than RSI 3.87 (R-22)|
|Grant Amounts (by the level of additional insulation added to your home)|
|Add insulation value of RSI 1.76 (R-10) to RSI 3.87 (R-22)||Add insulation value greater than RSI 3.87 (R-22)||Add insulation value greater than RSI 4.23 (R-24)|
|Insulate 100% of the crawlspace's total exterior wall area, including the header area.||$1,040||$1,300||N/A|
|Insulate 100% of the crawlspace ceiling (preferably with minimum continuous insulation)||N/A||N/A||$800|
Making improvements to reduce the air from leaving your house is the single most important retrofit to improve energy efficiency, and it should be considered first in any retrofit strategy. Your Renovation Upgrade Report (RUR) will provide you with a target to improve the air-tightness of your home. The lower the value you achieve; the more favourable the grant amount. Typically, these levels would be achieved with the assistance of an air-sealing professional. Perform professional air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home.
|Meet the target in your RUR||$550|
|Obtain a larger Grant:|
|If you reach 10% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.9 x target valueFootnote 1)||$810|
|If you reach 20% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.8 x target valueFootnote 1)||$1,000|
There are a number of options for upgrading the energy efficiency of your windows. A total window and frame replacement with new, high-performance ENERGY STAR® certified windows or inserts can make your home more comfortable, save energy and help fight climate change. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:
|Options:||Amount ($) Per rough opening2|
|Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STAR 3 certified models:
|Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STAR Most Efficient models:
|Replace hinged doors, with or without sidelites or transoms ENERGY STAR certified models:
Smart or programmable thermostats help improve your comfort, help you save money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing a smart or programmable thermostat allows you to schedule temperatures to automatically adjust to energy-saving time-frames. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:
|Replace a manual thermostat by a programmable or smart / adaptive thermostat||$50|
Two grants are available for ground source heat pump (geothermal system): 1) the installation of a full system or 2) the replacement of the heat pump unit. Criteria: In order to be eligible to receive a grant for this equipment, the following criteria must be met:
|Equipment||Energy efficiency performance criteria||Grant Amount|
|Install a ground Source Heat Pump – full system (geothermal system)||
|Replace a ground Source Heat Pump unit – pump||
For air source heat pumps, there are two levels of grants depending on the size of the equipment installed. Learn Criteria: The following installation requirements must be met:
|Equipment||Energy efficiency performance criteria||Grant Amount|
|Air source heat pump (ASHP) Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement air source heat pump (ASHP) system or a variable capacity cold climate air source heat pump (ccASHP) system, intended to service the entire home.||The newly installed system must meet the following criteria:
|Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement air source heat pump (ASHP) system, intended to service the entire home (not available for Quebec or Nova Scotia residents)||The newly installed system must meet the following criteria:
|Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP) Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement variable capacity cold climate air source heat pump (ccASHP) system, intended to service the entire home.||
Water heating accounts for over 20% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Learn more about making the switch to a more energy-efficient water heater to save money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint. There are installation requirements that must be met as follows:
|Option:||Eligibility criteria for reimbursement||Grant amount per home|
|Replace your domestic water heater with an ENERGY STAR certified domestic hot water heat pump (DHW-HP)||Energy efficiency performance and installation
Renewable energy is energy derived from natural processes that are replenished at a rate that is equal to or faster than the rate at which they are consumed. Under the Canada Greener Homes initiative, you can receive a grant for installing solar photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight directly into electricity. Under our climate resiliency grants, you may be eligible for reimbursements for a portion of the cost of the installation of batteries to store your solar energy. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement 4:
|Install solar panels (photovoltaic (PV) system) ≥ 1.0 kW||$1,000 per kW||$1000|
Climate change and its effects often hit close to home. Many environmental factors related to climate change can have an impact on your home causing fire, flooding, wind and loss of power. Your home and its location can help you identify your specific vulnerabilities to climate change. If you are in the process of making upgrades to your home, consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family from environmental damages at the same time. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement: The resiliency measure detailed below must be combined with an energy efficiency retrofit from the Canadian Greener Homes Grants initiative.
|Batteries connected to Photovoltaic systems to provide standby power for home||$1,000|
|Roofing Membrane – self-adhering roofing underlayment applied to entire roof||$150|
|Moisture proofing crawl space floor, walls and headers (100%)||$600|
A small MURB is a building of three or fewer storeys in height, having a building area not exceeding 600 m2, and are not retirement homes. MURBs must either be stacked (up/down) or have a common area – townhomes are not MURBs. Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:
|Number of dwelling units per MURB||2–3||4–6||7–9||10–12||13–16||17+|
Benefits of Insulating your Attic. SAVE up to 45% on your Natural Gas and Electricity Bills
Free Government Approved Audit Prequalify for your Local Utilities Energy Efficiency Rebate Program $1800. • Resistance to heat makes it more affordable to heat or cool your home • Sealing an attic is important to the overall comfort in every season. • Extends your roof life and reduces mold and mildew • Attic insulation is the easiest and the most cost-effective upgrade to a home. Chart Based on Ontario average yearly Energy Consumption of $2000
Older furnaces have an AFUE range of 56% to 70%, which means that between 35% and 50% of the natural gas goes to waste along with 25-35% of the electricity. New high-efficiency furnace systems typically have AFUE ratings of well over 90% and can be as high as 97%. Because of this great difference in fuel efficiency, these new high-efficiency furnaces can pay for themselves in only a few years.
outdated by TSSA, 18% current AFUE
outdated by TSSA, 64% current AFUE
TSSA mandated, 95% current AFUE
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