Total Home Energy Savings Program
Energy savings from top to bottom. No matter how you heat.
We’ve made some changes!
On February 1, 2022, we made changes to the amount you can get back for completing upgrades to your home. You can view these changes on our website and in the program guidelines.
Get custom advice and up to thousands of dollars in incentives.
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.
Canada Greener Homes Grant and Canada Greener Homes Loan
Natural Resources Canada administers Canada Greener Homes Grant and Canada Greener Homes Loan to support energy efficiency improvements for homeowners. Find out how to benefit from both programs and check the Canada Greener Homes Grant and Canada Greener Homes Loan websites for details on those programs. The cost to participate in NB Power’s program is unchanged ($99 + HST), but if a homeowner chooses to participate in the Canada Greener Homes Grant (and Loan) they will be charged an additional $150 + HST for their initial energy evaluation and $100 + HST for their final energy evaluation.
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, Sagen™, 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.
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.
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.
The initial energy evaluation is a key requirement of the program. Do not perform any demolition work, start your renovation, or purchase or install any products or materials before your initial energy evaluation has occurred. Products or materials purchased and/or installed before your initial energy evaluation will not be eligible for incentives through the program.
Want to see what is involved in a Home Energy Evaluation? Watch this short video that documents an actual program participant's home energy evaluation.
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.
Experience a past participant's personal journey through the program from start to finish, through the short video below.
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.
Step 6: Receive your incentives
We are now offering customers a direct deposit option for all incentives, making it quick and easy for you to receive your payment! Please note: Business customers previously set up for direct deposit of incentives are not required to re-submit a direct deposit enrolment form unless there has been a change in banking information.
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.