What is an EnerGuide Home Evaluation?
One of our NRCan licensed Energy Advisors (EA’s) will visit your home to collect the necessary data and measurements to provide you with a comprehensive report containing an EnerGuide Label, a Homeowner Information Sheet and Renovation Upgrade Report for your home.
During the evaluation, the EA will conduct a Blower Door Test (BDT). The BDT puts your home into a negative pressure state to test for air leakage points. Mechanical information such as heating, cooling, and ventilation data will be gathered and your attic insulation measured. A thermal imaging walk-through may also be conducted to detect anomalies. Measurements of your home will be taken (BDT, thickness of walls, dimensions of home, window and door information and whatever insulation values they can determine) in order to model your home. The Homeowner Information Sheet will show you an accurate estimation of the energy consumption and air tightness of your home. The Renovation Upgrade Report will show you potential savings, providing you with information to build on.
The Greener Homes program requires a pre and post-renovation inspection to ensure you are an informed consumer and to verify the retrofits were completed. A second evaluation will be conducted to record any changes and to update your EnerGuide profile for the home.
A new EnerGuide Label & Homeowner Information Sheet will be provided after the second evaluation.