Improve your home’s energy efficiency,
and get rebates to help.

Start your home’s energy efficiency journey for $199

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 and interest-free financing you may be eligible for.

In Nova Scotia, the federal Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative is co-delivered with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s provincial Home Energy Assessment (HEA) program. Anyone who enrolls in HEA and meets Greener Homes eligibility will automatically be considered for federal rebates. Greener Homes offers rebates of up to $5,000 to help Canadian homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their primary residences.  Additional rebates up to $5000 are also available with Efficiency Nova Scotia.  That is a total of up to $10,000 rebates available!   In addition to rebates 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.

Please note: The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a multi-year program that has generated significant interest for HEA. If you are placed on a waitlist by one of our Service Providers, we ask that you please refrain from contacting other Service Providers to minimize scheduling conflicts. We thank you for your patience as we work to meet the high demand for energy assessments across the province.
WHAT IS AN HEA?

In 2-3 hours, a Registered Energy Advisor will help you see where your home is losing heat, suggest improvements that can be made and share a list of rebates you may be eligible to receive.

Watch An HEA (YouTube)

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL REBATES?

Take advantage of up to $5,000 in rebates on a variety of upgrades like heat pumps, insulation and more. Through the Canada Greener Homes Grant, homeowners can access up to an additional $5,000 in rebates towards their energy efficiency upgrades. That’s up to $10,000 total in rebates!

View all Available Rebates

IS THERE FINANCING AVAILABLE?

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.

HOW DO I GET AN HEA?

If your home is eligible, book an appointment with a Registered Energy Advisor. For the low cost of $199, they will assess your home and recommend what upgrades make the most sense for your home.

Read All Detailed Steps Below

CONSIDERING A HEAT PUMP?

Ensure you choose a rebate eligible heat pump before installing.

Centrally Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps (PDF)

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

This program is open to homes in Nova Scotia that are at least 6 months old, and for those who have not yet begun major renovations.

CONSIDERING INSTALLING SOLAR PV?

Solar PV systems must be designed and installed by an Efficiency Nova Scotia Registered Solar Installer. 

If planning multiple upgrades, we suggest you speak with one of our Energy Solutions Advisors (1-877-999-6035 or info@efficiencyns.ca) to explore how best to maximize rebates across our programs.   

View Detailed Eligibility

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE LOW TO MODERATE INCOME?

Upgrade Your Home for Free for Income-Qualified Homeowners

Before enrolling in HEA, we suggest you confirm if you are eligible for a no cost HEA alternative, HomeWarming. Eligible participants can receive a no cost home assessment and no cost upgrades, like draft-proofing and insulation, to help reduce their energy bills. Visit Our HomeWarming Website for More Information. This program is sponsored by Nova Scotia Power and the Province of Nova Scotia.

Switch from Oil to Heat Pumps with $5,000 in Grants

The Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Grant program offers grants of $5,000 for low- and moderate-income households, to help the transition away from oil home heating towards highly efficient electric heat pumps.  Learn more about this recent announcement.

WORK WITH A REGISTERED ENERGY ADVISOR

Acumen Energy Consultants
Qualified to assess multi-unit residential buildings.
1-844-943-1006
1-902-706-8098 (Halifax)
info@acumenenergy.ca
Book Online

Enercheck Solutions
Qualified to assess multi-unit residential buildings.
1-866-990-2499
infons@enercheck.ca
Book Online

Thermalwise
1-855-758-7851
1-902-708-0447 (Halifax)
info@thermalwise.ca
Book Online

Amerispec Home Inspection Services
Qualified to assess multi-unit residential buildings.
1-855-592-5633
1-902-700-5341 (Halifax)
halifax@amerispec.ca

Sustainable Housing
1-877-722-2842
1-902-435-3637 (Halifax)
bookings@sustainablehousing.ca

Clean Foundation
1-844-394-9972
1-902-701-6918 (Halifax)
info@cleanfoundation.ca

Homesol Building Solutions
Qualified to assess multi-unit residential buildings.
1-855-489-5305
atlantic@homesol.ca
Book Online

Trinity Energy Group
Excludes Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens Counties.
1-844-326-6945
info@trinityenergygroup.ca

Get started with an HEA

6 steps to a more comfortable, energy efficient home.

Step 1

If your home is eligible, book an initial HEA with one of our Registered Energy Advisors (listed above).

Step 2

Review your custom recommendations from your Registered Energy Advisor. You’ll receive an EnerGuide label and a Renovation Upgrade Report tailored to your home.

Step 3

Plan your upgrades. Review the HEA rebate guide to ensure you understand all program rules and equipment eligibility.

Centrally Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps (PDF)

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

Rebate Guide Available Soon. If you are interested in interest-free financing now is the time to apply. Begin your application here.

Step 4

Complete the upgrades of your choice within 12 months of your assessment date. Need help finding a contractor? Search our Efficiency Preferred Partner online directory to easily connect with contractors.

Find a Contractor in Your Area

Step 5

Book your final HEA to assess the improvements to your energy usage.

Step 6

Receive your provincial rebate within 90 days of your final HEA. Federal rebates may take longer to process. If applicable, your Canada Greener Homes Loan payments will start once the work is complete.

How much can you save with an HEA?

The following chart highlights the available rebate amounts based on your chosen upgrades. Rebates vary between HEA and Canada Greener Homes Grant programs.

View Available Rebates in Detail (PDF)

Upgrade TypeHome Energy Assessment Canada Greener Homes Grant
Ceiling InsulationUp to $750Up to $1,800
Exterior Wall InsulationUp to $1,200Up to $5,000
Foundation InsulationUp to $1,500Up to $1,500
Heat Pumps$300 - $600 per ton$2,500 - $5,000
Wood/Pellet Burning Equipment$500 - $1,000 per install$0
Solar Photovoltaic$0Up to $5,000
Resiliency Upgrades$0Up to $1,625
TotalUp to $5,000Up to $5,000
Up to $10,000*

*If you own/live in a building with 3 or more units, please visit this link for more information

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