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

 Learn about how your home uses energy, and what you can do to make it more efficient and comfortable with a $99 Home Energy Assessment. In 2-3 hours, a Certified Energy Advisor will review your home from attic to basement, looking at insulation levels, air leakage, and mechanical systems. Your home will get an EnerGuide label as a rating of its energy performance, and a report with prioritized efficiency upgrades that you can use as a road map to save energy and money. 

Take advantage of financing opportunities and up to $5,000 in rebates on qualifying upgrades, and enjoy your energy efficient home.

6 steps to a more comfortable, energy efficient home

Follow these simple steps to discover how your home uses energy, and what you can do to improve it. For more information check out our program guide.

Step 1

Book an initial Home Energy Assessment. Ensure your home is eligible.

Step 2

Review the recommendations from your Certified Energy Advisor.

Step 3

Plan your upgrades and find a skilled professional to complete them using our Efficiency Trade Network listing here.

Step 4

Complete the upgrades of your choice within 12 months of your assessment date.

Step 5

Book your final Home Energy Assessment to assess the improvements to your energy usage.

Step 6

Receive your rebate within 90 days of your final assessment or start loan payments once the work is complete.

Getting Started

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 $99 Home Energy Assessment to see where your home is losing heat, and what you can do to improve it. 

Acumen Energy Consultants
Mainland Nova Scotia (excluding Cape Breton)
Click here to Book Online
1-833-422-8636 or 902-402-5147 in Halifax Area

Thermalwise
Mainland Nova Scotia (excluding Cape Breton)
Click here to Book Online 
1-855-758-7851 or 902-708-0447 in Halifax Area

Homesol Building Solutions
Mainland Nova Scotia excluding Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Counties
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1-844-394-8564 or 902-701-9333 in Halifax area

Enercheck Solutions
Central Nova Scotia (excludes Cape Breton and Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Counties)
Click here to Book Online
1-844-256-7708

Amerispec Home Inspection Services
Mainland Nova Scotia (excluding Cape Breton)
1-855-592-5633 or 902-700-5341 in Halifax area

Sustainable Housing
Province-wide
1-844-294-8243 or 902-700-8059 in Halifax area

Trinity Inspection Services
Mainland Nova Scotia (excluding Cape Breton)
1-844-326-6945 or 902-701-6788 in Pictou County

Clean Foundation
Province-wide
1-844-394-9972 or 902-701-6918 in Halifax Area

Find a Contractor
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.
The Isaacs are loving the savings they’re seeing on their bills, and the comfort added to their home.

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

My home is warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and all around more comfortable. The process was simple and hassle-free.

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

Available Rebates
Choose from a variety of upgrades

For more detailed rebate information click here to download our Home Energy Assessment Rebate Guide.

UpgradeAmount
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
Other Upgrades$30 - $300 Rebate

 

Are you interested in financing your upgrades?

We work with financial lenders to offer financing on approved credit, for loans up to $25,000 and terms up to 5 years. Contact us for more information and to find out if you’re eligible for a lower interest rate in lieu of rebates. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

Funding for the program

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.