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Vernon Energy Audit

vernon energy auditTotal Home Solutions is improving the planet one home at a time and we are familiar with all the details to be able to guide you through the program that applies to your home improvement plans.  These energy saving programs are in place because of the cooperation between the Federal and Provincial Governments as well as British Columbia’s Utility Partners, BC Hydro and Fortis BC.

Your Total Home energy evaluator can apply to each efficiency program in which you are eligible. 

The programs, however, apply different rules when it comes to past participants in any of the programs.

 


Vernon Energy Rebates - How it works

The first Vernon energy audit must take place before you renovate - if you want your energy-saving upgrades to qualify for BC Rebates.

A second energy audit must be completed after all upgrades are finished.

Vernon energy audit - You pay $150 for the first home energy audit.  The BC government subsidizes the cost of homeowners’ first Vernon energy audit through the LiveSmart BC program, regardless of whether homeowners make any energy-saving renovations.

First energy audit - Your first Vernon home energy audit takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. Your certified ecoENERGY advisor will be happy to answer any questions about energy use in your home. The advisor will need access to the entire house, including attic, crawl space, heating and cooling equipment, or any other hard to reach areas.

Grant report - You’ll receive an ecoENERGY report as part of the first ecoENERGY audit. This report contains recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of your Vernon home.

Vernon rebates  - The Government of British Columbia grants up to $7,000 and more for home energy renovations through the LiveSmart BC rebate program.

Upgrade your Vernon home - After reading your ecoENERGY report you may choose to do all, some, or none of the recommended energy-saving upgrades to your Vernon home. You can complete the renovation work yourself or hire a contractor. You should document your renovations with receipts, photos and product literature to be sure you get full credit for all improvements.

Second Vernon energy audit - To be eligible for both Canada ecoENERGY grants and LiveSmart BC grants, homeowners need a second, or follow-up Vernon home energy audit.  In BC, the cost of a follow-up ecoENERGY audit is $185.

Grant cheques - Vernon homeowners can expect to receive a Government of Canada ecoENERGY grant cheque and a LiveSmart BC rebate cheque, mailed to their address, approximately 90 days or more after their second Vernon energy audit. The Government of Canada and BC government issue cheques separately according to their own criteria and deadlines.

LiveSmart BC - To qualify for LiveSmart BC rebates, you must finish your upgrade work and complete your second Vernon energy audit within 18 months of your first energy audit or before March 31, 2013, whichever comes first.

Your advisor can help

By choosing a Total Home Solutions Energy Evaluator to do your Vernon home energy audit, you’ll receive information on LiveSmart BC home energy renovation grants, and Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants available in Vernon and the Greater Vernon Area.

In the Vernon Area please call: 1-888-860-1766.

Did you know?

That the average 10-year-old furnace wastes as much as 45% of the heat it produces, and that newer natural gas furnaces are up to 98% efficient?

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  • The staff at Total Home were so helpful every step of the way and it was quite an eye opening experience to have an advisor show me where I can upgrade my old home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to renovate their home!
Maurice - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
  • I wasn’t aware of the program until two days before my new furnace was to be installed. I called Total Home Solutions and they were able to squeeze a time in for my evaluation the next day. The advisor they sent was very helpful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that plans on having an energy evaluation done on their home.
Dan - Vancouver, British Columbia