Home Energy Assessments
A home energy assessment 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 more energy efficient.
A typical energy assessment will involve a number of steps including:
- Blower door test- A powerful fan is attached to the frame of an exterior door and pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. This allows the energy evaluator to identify areas of air leakage.
- Thermal imaging – An infrared camera will be used to detect areas of heat loss via thermal imaging. This is particularly effective when combined with a blower door test.
Need help with the upfront costs of a home energy assessment? The Energy Efficiency Loan Program (EELP), brought to you by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and takeCHARGE, allows you to make monthly payments on your electricity bill. Learn more about low-interest on-bill financing here.
Be sure to choose only NRCan Certified Energy Advisors. There are several companies in Newfoundland and Labrador that perform this service:
Art Coffey (New and existing home evaluations)