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HomeWarming

COVID-19 Update: 

  

The safety of our customers, partners and employees is our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and following the most up-to-date advice of health experts and government officials.  

We are pleased to share that in-home visits and assessments will resume on June 15, 2020. 

If you are currently on a wait list for one of our services, you will be contacted to schedule your appointment and review the health measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.   

Please note that some of our delivery partners are not able to schedule appointments until on or after June 15.

We appreciate your patience as we work with our delivery partners to finalize our resumption plans to ensure we can serve you safely. Click here to learn more about the steps we are taking to protect your health.  

If you would like to put your name on a call back list for appointments or if you have questions, please contact our Energy Solutions Advisors, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm AST, at 1-877-999-6035 or info@efficiencyns.ca 


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HomeWarming offers home energy assessments and upgrades for income-qualified homeowners, at no cost. 

It’s important to us that everyone benefits from energy efficiency, regardless of income. We look for opportunities to reduce your heating and power bills with upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation. We then install approved upgrades at absolutely no cost to you.

Benefits of an energy efficient home
Save Money

If you qualify for the HomeWarming program, we’ll assess your home from attic to basement, and complete energy efficiency upgrades at no charge. Since heating and cooling make up around 60% of energy costs, reducing these bills can make other household expenses more manageable.

Stay comfortable

We all deserve to be comfortable in our homes, regardless of income. But too many Nova Scotians struggle to keep warm and pay the bills. In a typical house, 80% of the heat loss is caused by drafts and poor insulation. Upgrades like improving insulation and draft-proofing can help keep a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Avoid Hassle

Let us do the work. We’ll take care of arranging for a contractor to do any approved upgrades. All you have to do is be home for appointments and ensure workers have access to perform their work safely!

Getting Started

To see if you qualify for free home upgrades, complete an online application today. Applications take less than 10 minutes to complete. You’ll need your power utility account number, recent notice of assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency, and a recent property tax bill or property value assessment notice.

If you have concerns about how upgrades might affect your home insurance policy, participants are encouraged to contact their insurance provider.

For assistance, speak confidentially with our HomeWarming service advisor, by email at homewarming@efficiencyns.ca, or toll free at 1-877-434-2136.

Number of People Living in Your HomeMaximum Household Income
1 person$25,673
2 to 4 people$47,703
5 or more people$67,937

Based on Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) figures set by Statistics Canada. The maximum household income is the amount on Line 236 of your most recent Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency.

"We were so glad that you offer the HomeWarming program, as we would not have been able to do this ourselves."

Lorne and Mildred Jennez live in an 800 sq ft. heritage home in Cape Breton. Built in 1945, the home was chilly in winter, letting valuable heat escape and their bills creep higher and higher. Through HomeWarming, they received foam insulation for their basement, cellulose insulation for their exterior main floor walls and a dehumidifier. The value of these upgrades is approx. $6,000 and they were done at no cost to the Jennez’s through the HomeWarming program. Their home is now cozier, and they’re enjoying the good things efficiency brings.

House Type: Detached
Year Built: 1945
Sq Footage:  800
Annual Savings: Lorne and Mildred are estimated to save up to $900 on their heating bill or 35.4 GJ of energy per year.

Funding for the program

HomeWarming is supported by the Province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power.

The Province of Nova Scotia funds non-electric low-income energy efficiency programs, delivered by Efficiency Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Power sponsors electrically-heated homes with a $37 million fund for a 10-year low-income energy efficiency program, delivered by the Clean Foundation. The funding is charitable, and not recovered from ratepayers.

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