What We Do
A complete evaluation - D visit
On the first visit, our Certified Energy Advisor will evaluate your house from basement to attic. We will check the efficiency of your insulation, windows, furnace, and hot water tank. We will also show you how your appliances draw power even when not in use. Using specialized equipment, we will test for leaks in the outer shell of your home. The inspection and tests will be thorough and take approximately two hours.
Our trained and certified advisors understand that your house is a complex system of inter-related components. We will get to the root of your home performance problem and come up with the best overall plan for improvement.
We will provide impartial recommendations regarding home renovation options and help you get your home running at peak performance. We won't sell you something you don't need.
Customized report - D label
At the end of the analysis, your house will receive a D label rating and you will get a customized report that includes our recommendations for improvement. We will tell you how much money you can save by completing the recommended improvements and how much money you can expect as a grant from the provincial government.
Return visit - E label
After you have completed some or all of the recommended renovations, you can call us back to confirm the upgrades and test the performance of your house. Our advisor will run the Blower Door test again and determine the new rating for your house.
How We Do It
Blower Door test
Our Certified Energy Advisors use a special piece of test equipment, called a Blower Door, to determine where the leaks are in the house and how much energy is wasted. The blower door has a variable-speed fan that sucks air out of the house and reduces the pressure inside. This draws in air into the home through cracks and unsealed openings. The advisor will show the homeowner exactly where the air leakages are occuring. Pressure gauges connected to the fan measure the rate of airflow required to keep the house at a constant pressure so that the advisor can calculate the home's performance using a computer and special software.