Category: Buying a House

The size, age, and air sealing properties of the home will impact its energy use. A larger and older home will typically use more energy. However, how well insulated and sealed the home is will be a factor, as well as the type of heating system. Heat up for less with a heat pump. A… Read more

A home energy evaluation is a useful tool to help understand how much energy your home uses and find ways to reduce your bill. It involves a qualified energy evaluator coming to your home to perform an in-depth assessment of your home’s energy performance. The evaluator will make recommendations for how to make your home… Read more

Financing for Energy Efficiency – A 10% CMHC mortgage loan insurance premium refund, and a premium refund for a longer amortization period may be available when you use CMHC insured financing to purchase an energy-efficient home or make energy-saving renovations. Newfoundland Power customers can apply to finance the cost of upgrades to their electric heating… Read more

If your dream home isn’t as energy efficient as you would like it to be, takeCHARGE has rebates that can help. Your home may be eligible for the following rebates: Basement and Attic insulation – Up to $1000 for each area Programmable and Electronic thermostats – up to $10 Heat Recovery Ventilators – $175 Save… Read more