Total Home Energy Savings Program
Get custom advice and up to thousands of dollars in incentives.
The Total Home Energy Savings Program offers money back on efficiency upgrades on everything from insulation and air-sealing to high efficiency central heating systems to windows, doors, and more.
- Lower your energy bills
- Increase comfort
- Help the environment
It all starts with your initial Home Energy Evaluation. For $99, a Certified Energy Advisor will evaluate your home – from the attic to the basement- to find out where your home needs upgrades. Your initial Home Energy Evaluation will give you customized recommendations to improve your home’s space and water heating energy efficiency. You could also be eligible for free energy savings products!
Energy Efficiency Renovations Can Help You Save on Your Mortgage Insurance Premium
By participating in the Total Home Energy Savings Program you will receive an EnerGuide label which you can use to participate in mortgage insurance refund programs through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Genworth Canada, and Canada Guaranty. Each program offers a partial refund on the cost of mortgage loan insurance. Renovate with energy efficiency in mind and you may be eligible for a refund of up to 25% of your premium. The energy saving measures you perform through the Total Home Energy Savings Program can help you qualify for an insurance premium refund!
Get started today
Step 1: Register for the Total Home Energy Savings Program
Complete and submit the online application form. Homeowners who do not have internet access can receive assistance with the form by calling: 1 800 663-6272 and selecting Option 5 for Energy Efficiency Services.
Step 2: Complete your Home Energy Evaluation
The initial Home Energy Evaluation will take 2-3 hours to complete, depending on the size and age of your home. Your advisor will take detailed measurements, document existing insulation levels as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems, and complete a blower door test to measure air leakage.
Get your free energy efficiency products! Based on eligibility, your advisor will offer you energy saving products like LED light bulbs, water efficient shower heads, faucet aerators and pipe wrap. See Program Guidelines for details.
The initial Home Energy Evaluation costs $99+HST and provides you with a road map for making your home more comfortable, access to incentives for upgrades, and your home’s EnerGuide rating. You can expect your evaluation to occur within three to four weeks of the date of your registration. The evaluation will be done as part of the Natural Resources Canada EnerGuide Rating System.
Step 3: Review your Homeowner Information Sheet and Renovation Upgrade Report
Your detailed report provides prioritized recommendations to help you save energy and money as well as an EnerGuide label showing the energy footprint of your home. Choose the projects you would like to complete from your report. If you have any questions during your project, contact your energy evaluation company. You can count on advice and guidance for your energy efficiency upgrades, including:
- How to you use your Renovation Upgrade Report to its fullest;
- Understanding the science behind energy efficient home renovations;
- Identifying the upgrades and energy efficiency products right for you.
Step 4: Complete the energy saving upgrades of your choice
You have 9 months from the date of your initial Home Energy Evaluation. to complete your work and schedule a final Home Energy Evaluation.
Keep receipts for all materials purchased and work performed. They will be needed during your final Home Energy Evaluation.
Step 5: Complete your final Energy Evaluation
During the final Home Energy Evaluation, your Certified Energy Advisor will verify your upgrades and perform a blower door test to measure the change in air tightness in your home. Your home will receive an updated EnerGuide rating and label to reflect the improved efficiency of your home.
Make sure you save all your receipts relating to upgrades you completed, to ensure you receive your incentives.
Note: you are not required to use the same service organization that performed your initial Home Energy Evaluation.
Step 6: Receive your incentives
Payments are made by cheque and are usually received within 90 days of your final Home Energy Evaluation.
NOTE: If you’re planning more upgrades in the future you are encouraged to re-enroll in the Total Home Energy Savings Program. See Program Guidelines for details.