Sunday, July 19, 2009
I seem to have alot of posts these days with numbers in the title. I wonder why this is. Anyone have any ideas?
We recently had an energy audit done on our house. I'm not sure if they do this anywhere else, but you can have an energy audit done on your home here in Canada to assess how much energy your house consumes.
The process involves an energy auditor coming to your home and performing various tests and measurements to determine the energy efficiency of your home. Then, they give you a list of recommendations to make your home more energy efficient. The government provides incentives to implement these changes in the form of rebates.
We know that our home is NOT energy efficient. It was built in the 1940's with no really major reno's done to it. That's why we loved it. And that's why we haven't done an audit in the past five years. But we want to replace our furnace that's older than the both of us, so we want to take advantage of the rebates. Maybe we'll also implement some of the other recommendations, depending on what they are.
Anyway, the auditor assessed our home and gave us an energy efficiency rating on a scale of 1 to 100 (100 being the most efficient). Guess what our house was rated?! Needless to say, there were many more recommendations given to us than just replacing our furnace and I'm sure we'll be able to do a few more!