Up to $1,300 to reduce air leakage & drafts

Reduce infiltration as per the site visit walk-thru.

 

Reducing air leakages through the building envelope serves to reduce energy costs and will make your home more comfortable by eliminating cold drafts. This requires caulking and sealing air leaks, windows, widow trim, doors, and other areas noted during the home evaluation. By draft proofing your home, you will better be able to control the amount of ventilation through your home and where it enters your home.

We suggest that you review your Homeowner Information Sheet “Airtightness” section to see the results of your blower door test. Compare your results to what is normal for your home. 

 

Compare your homes blower door result to the ones below: 

10.35 ACH@50pa – loose home
7 ACH@50pa – un-improved home
4.55 ACH@50pa – average home
4 ACH@50pa – improved home
3.57 ACH@50pa – new home
1.5 ACH@50pa – tight house

 

This will better help you understand how much you may be able to improve by. If you are approaching a well-sealed home, we suggest that you add some mechanical ventilation to your home, i.e. 3.5 or less ACH and if you do not already have an HRV, the best way to add ventilation is with an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator). Heat recovery ventilators improve indoor air quality, save on ventilation costs and make the home more comfortable.

 

Due to stack effect, it is always recommended that the upper level of your home, i.e. 2nd floor windows, ceiling penetrations, be the first items draft proofed as this is where the majority of your exfiltration will happen.

Remember that by draft proofing the home, it is likely to increase the relative humidity of your home and it may prove necessary to add extra ventilation or use the ventilation systems you already have in your home.

 

See Keeping the Heat In, Section 4 – Comprehensive Air Leakage Control. This is a free download from Natural Resources Canada’s website, and you can get it from www.nrcan.gc.ca/kthi

 

The air sealing strategy discussed during the evaluation should be implemented. Reducing the air leakage of the home will significantly improve the home’s energy performance and reduce overall energy consumption. 

Incentives

Through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus Program, a rebate between $725 and $1,300 is available for improving the airtightness of your home based on the level achieved. This is one of the most cost-effective energy-savings measures you can undertake. 


An air-sealing rebate is available if the airtightness of your home is improved to achieve or exceed the air change rate target proposed above. 

In some instances, performing air sealing may result in inadequate ventilation, which may be detrimental to the house and its occupants. A balanced mechanical ventilation system such as a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV) may help to address these concerns. Please seek additional information from your energy advisor and a qualified ventilation contractor. 

 

Qualifiers

Achieve 20% or more above base target $1,300
Achieve 10% or more above base target $1,050 
Achieve base target $725 

Through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus Program, a rebate between $550 and $1,000 is available for improving the airtightness of your home based on the level achieved. This is one of the most cost-effective energy-savings measures you can undertake. 


An air-sealing rebate is available if the airtightness of your home is improved to achieve or exceed the air change rate target proposed above. 


In some instances, performing air sealing may result in inadequate ventilation, which may be detrimental to the house and its occupants. A balanced mechanical ventilation system such as a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV) may help to address these concerns. Please seek additional information from your energy advisor and a qualified ventilation contractor.

 

Qualifiers

Achieve 20% or more above base target $1,000
Achieve 10% or more above base target $810
Achieve base target $550

Energy Assessments Up to $600

Prioritized energy upgrade recommendations & a pre-requisite for incentive programs

Windows & Doors

Up to $325 for each windows & door replaced with eligible models.

Home Insulation

Up to $10K to insulate attics, foundations, walls & exposed floors.

Weather Sealing

Up to $1,625 to install roofing, foundation & crawlspace moisture proofing measures.

Solar Panels

Up to $5,000 to install solar panels.

Air Sealing

Up to $1,300 to reduce air leakage & eliminate drafts.

Space & water heating

Up to $7,800 to install ground source, air source & hot water heat pumps.

Smart Thermostat

Up to $125 to install improve comfort & reduce costs.

How it works...

Step 1

Book initial assessment with our expert Advisors. We handle registration & ALL paperwork.

Step 2

Research contractors by visiting our connection section.

Step 3

Complete at least one upgrade.

Step 4

Schedule follow-up energy assessment.

Step 5

Receive up to $10,000 rebate cheque + $600 to offset assessment costs.

Why Choose The Next Level Consulting?

Ontario's ONLY full service consultant

Price Match Gurantee

We will match any competitor pricing while maintaining the same premium level of service.

Maximum Benefits

We generously provide energy upgrade recommendations allowing you to take advantage immediate upgrades or those in the near future.

Extensive Coaching

We consult practical & meaningful approaches to retrofits. We are committed to maximizing the initial financial incentives & more importantly, the perpetual utility savings.

Quick Results


We work diligently to get timely results.

Everyone wins; including the environment!

No Hassle

We handle the ENTIRE process including all paperwork, registrations, and prioritized rebates.

Contractor Discovery

We help you source service provider(s) effeciently by providing a easy mechansim to get multiple proposals for your upgrades.

More proposals ensures you more insight into competitive pricing & maximum value.

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