Home Energy Assessment
Please note, interest in the Canada Greener Homes Grant is very high and our contracted delivery partners are working hard to keep up with demand. Homeowners can expect wait times to vary to have an energy assessment and you may be placed on a waitlist. We ask that customers not place their names on multiple waitlists. The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a multi-year program and we thank you for your patience as we work with delivery partners to meet the high demand for assessments across the province.
Make your home more comfortable and energy efficient by keeping your valuable heat inside with heat pumps, better insulation, draft-proofing, windows, doors, and other upgrades. Book your Home Energy Assessment to see where your home is losing heat, what you can do to improve it and what home energy rebates you may be eligible for.
The amount a homeowner pays for a Home Energy Assessment is $199. Homeowners who qualify for the Greener Homes program and install at least one eligible Greener Homes retrofit recommended by your energy advisor will be reimbursed $100 following your post-retrofit evaluation.
Canada Greener Homes Grant
To learn more about the recently announced Canada Greener Homes Grant and how to participate in Nova Scotia, please click here.
For homeowners interested in installing solar PV systems
Nova Scotians can choose to participate in either the Home Energy Assessment program to receive a rebate capped at $1.00/Watt up to $5,000 OR the SolarHomes program to receive a rebate capped at $0.30/Watt up to $3,000. Nova Scotians who participate in the SolarHomes program are still eligible to participate in the Home Energy Assessment program to receive provincial and federal rebates for other efficiency measures, such as insulation.
Home Energy Assessment
Learn how your home uses energy, and what you can do to make it more efficient and comfortable with a Home Energy Assessment.
In 2-3 hours, an approved partner will look at insulation levels, air leakage, and mechanical systems from attic to basement—assigning your home an EnerGuide energy performance score and custom report of prioritized upgrades.
Take advantage of up to $5,000 in home energy rebates to complete these upgrades, and enjoy your energy efficient home. This program is open to homes in Nova Scotia that are at least 6 months old. Read the full home and product eligibility guidelines. Thinking about a new heat pump? Ensure you refer to the heat pump eligibility lists before installing.
Before starting renovations, homeowners who are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and who wish to make major renovations to their homes may be eligible for an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 through the Canada Greener Homes Loan to finance these renovations. For more information, visit the program’s webpage or begin your application.
If you are a low-income homeowner, you may qualify for our HomeWarming program. You could receive home energy upgrades for free. See if you qualify for HomeWarming.
For property owners of multi-unit residential buildings
If you are the landlord or owner of a small multi-unit building (2-6 units), your property could be eligible for rebates on heat pumps, insulation, windows and more. Learn more here.
6 steps to a more comfortable, energy efficient home
Discover how your home uses energy, and what you can do to improve it. For more information check out the Home Energy Assessment Rebate Guide (PDF).
If your home is eligible, book an initial Home Energy Assessment with one of our Registered Energy Advisors.
Review your custom recommendations.
Plan your upgrades and find a skilled professional to complete them. Our Efficiency Preferred Partners directory is available to help you find a contractor in your area.
Complete the upgrades of your choice within 12 months of your assessment date.
Book your final Home Energy Assessment to assess the improvements to your energy usage.
Receive your rebate within 90 days of your final assessment or start loan payments once the work is complete.
Contact an approved partner to book your Home Energy Assessment:
Acumen Energy Consultants
Mainland Nova Scotia (excluding Cape Breton)
Qualified to assess multi-unit residential buildings.
Click here to Book Online
1-844-943-1006 or 902-706-8098 in Halifax Area
Choose from a variety of upgrades
For more detailed rebate information click here to download our Home Energy Assessment Rebate Guide (PDF).
|Upgrade Type||Home Energy Assessment|
|Ceiling Insulation||Max $750 Rebate|
|Basement Insulation||Max $1,200 Rebate|
|Exterior Wall Insulation||Max $1,500 Rebate|
|Heat Pumps||$300 - $600 per Ton
|Wood/Pellet Burning Equipment||$500 - $1,000 Rebate
|Solar Equipment||$400 - $1,000 Rebate|
|ETS||$300 - $2,100|
|Other Upgrades||$30 - $300 Rebate|
The Isaac family lives in a 1980s home in suburban Bedford. Although the insulation was already quite efficient with an EnerGuide rating of 148 GJ, the house was due for some upgrades to the heating, hot water, and ventilation systems. Upon completion of their Home Energy Assessment, the Isaacs decided to go through with the recommended upgrades. They received a $450 heat pump rebate, $300 heat recovery ventilator rebate, and a $400 heat pump hot water heater rebate. The total project cost was $11,300 with a payback period of 6.3 years. After these upgrades, their home’s final EnerGuide rating was 92 GJ.
House Type: Bungalow | Year Built: 1987
Sq Footage: 3,359 sq ft | Annual Savings: $1,600
Insulation Upgrades Save $1,250 per Year
Sarah lives in an old farmhouse just outside of New Glasgow, and was on the fence about whether to update the insulation in her attic or basement. After her Home Energy Assessment, she decided to upgrade both, along with some air sealing, and couldn’t believe the difference it made in both her bills and the comfort of her home, especially in the winter. Sarah received over $1,200 in rebates, with the final project costing $6,300 and a payback period of 4.3 years. The upgrades improved her EnerGuide rating from 138 GJ to 86 GJ.
House Type: Semi-detached | Year Built: 1930
Sq Footage: 1,863 sq ft | Annual Savings: $1,250
This program receives partial funding from the Government of Canada’s $56 million-dollar commitment to Nova Scotia from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. Efficiency Nova Scotia is administering the program for the Province of Nova Scotia.
Search our directory to find a qualified local professional to complete your efficiency upgrade project. Connect with contractors, insulation installers, heating system installers, electricians, and more.
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