It’s January and you’re feeling a bit chilly....
The tricky part is that you are inside your house and still chilly! Maybe it’s the draft from the crack under the front door, or the cold transmitting through those old aluminum frame windows...regardless of what is causing it, the cold has got to stop.
We have some ideas that can help you beat the cold and make your house warmer, quieter, and use less carbon. It’ll even save you money.
BRING IN THE HOME ENERGY PLAN
The Home Energy Plan is a program from the City of Edmonton and Energy Efficiency Alberta that helps you understand where your home is wasting energy and obtain expert advice on how to make it more energy efficient. The program even provides rebates to help you save money on home retrofits.
Homeowners can receive $400 against the cost of a Home Energy Evaluation. (Energy Efficiency Alberta will provide $300 and the City of Edmonton will provide an additional $100 for sharing your evaluation result on our map). This program helps Edmontonians reduce their home’s greenhouse gas emissions and makes energy use in homes more visible.
“The Home Energy Plan helps residents prioritize home improvements and take advantage of great rebates and incentive programs,” said Robyn Webb, Senior Environmental Project Manager in the City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Unit. “The City’s existing Change Homes for Climate programs have been popular and over 1,250 residents have participated. With this new program we hope even more Edmontonians will make their homes energy efficient.”
After the evaluation, homeowners can receive generous rebates for a wide range of home upgrades including better insulation, glazed windows, furnaces and more. Homeowners in Edmonton receive 20 per cent more than the rest of Alberta due to the top up rebate from the City of Edmonton.