Tomasz  Witek

Tomasz Witek

Salesperson

YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP., Brokerage*

Mobile:
613-314-1199
Office:
(613) 369-5199
Email Me
Tomasz  Witek

Tomasz Witek

Salesperson

YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP., Brokerage*

Mobile:
613-314-1199
Office:
(613) 369-5199
Email Me

Home Energy Audit Energy Assessment Ontario Government Rebates

 

 

 

Exact Transcript follows below:
Hello My name is Jerry.
I am a mortgage agent for the past 10 years and we have today Tom.
I am Tom Witek, you can find more info about me at https://www.justsellinghomes.ca/ we are doing many of these videos with various professionals in the industry and outside
of the industry. If you do like the video please subscribe, #HitYoutubeNotificationBell so that you can get other #RealEstate related content.

And today our guest is......My name is Brian Briggs and I work for https://homesolbuildingsolutions.com/ we are a small building consulting business that works with #builders and #homeowners who are qualifying for either #LEED or #EnergyStar2000 or Netzero passive #house using those various standards and most importantly we work with #HomeOwners who are getting retrofits, so they can qualify for #rebates through the government. So you can see us on our website at https://homesol.ca

Ok so who would basically contact you? Is it someone who just buys a home and asks for to do an #EnergyAudit? What's the purpose of doing an #EnergyAudit first of all? Yeah, so majority of #Homeowners have a #RenovationPlan or know that their #furnace is getting old, or maybe their #windows need replacement. So that's the main motivation, is that they
have something they are planning on doing, so a lot of times maybe they just have #purchasedahome, and they have a major #renovation in their plans.

So they will call us and we will do an #EnergyAssessment So right now there are two programs available, So there is #EnbridgeProgram, #Enbridge has a #RebateProgram and you don't be on natural gas to qualify, you can be on propane, oil or electric, and you can still qualify for the #rebates . There is also the #GreenOntarioFund #rebate in #Ontario as well, This one is for the #windows is that right?

And the other one is to actually convert the #furnace? Yes so the #GreenOntarioFund 's #rebateprogram is good especially for #windows, because is $500 per #window for a maximum of 10 #windows Now you do have to go through a list of preferred #windowinstallers .  We did do a video with #ComfortKingWindowsAndDoors
that actually do this program but what's the other program? How does the other #Enbridge program work? So the other #EnbridgeRebateProgram you need to complete two upgrades and you need to to an #EnergyAssessment by a licensed service organization, so organization like us at HomeSol, we are licensed by #NaturalResourcesCanada
to provide this service So we are unbiased, we are basically looking at, we are not going to sell you #furnace or #windows, or #insulation We basically want to give you, what's kind
of the best return on your #investment and for a lot of people, they already know what that is but we would like to make sure we can point you in the right direction.

The thing is they first have to do the #EnergyAssessment to be able to qualify for the #RebatePrograms so that's a first step, is that correct? Yeah, that's correct. So for the #EnergyAssessment it usually takes maybe 2-3 hours depending on the size of the #house so we are looking at #insulation in like the #attic and in the main walls, #basement #EnergyEfficiency of your #furnace and of your #HotWaterTank we will do an #AirTest so that's when we set up a #BlowDoorTest and we are depressurizing the #house and then we are going to take a walk around the #house we usually sometimes it's called the #FeatherTest where we are using #feather to test the #airtightness of the #home A lot of #HomeOwners already know the problem areas, but sometimes we are going to find out later that they can also address and correct other issues as well.

And then you hire another company to do the #renovation What you find out #airleakeage and all that? Yeah, so correct so we will provide #homeowners with #EnergyAssessmentReport with recommendations it shows them how many gigajoules their #house is using per year so it kinda a gives them a good perspective and you know like a nice benchmark that the #HomeOwners can use to improve and like you said after the #HomeOwners get their #EnergyAssessmentReport They will call a #contractor to replace a #furnace or #InstallWindows or #AtticInsulation So after you do the #EnergyAssessment #HomeOwners do the repairs and #HomeOwners call you back to do another #EnergyAssessment to see how much #home has improved decreased or increased in #EnergyEfficiency?

Yeah so after #HomeOwners have completed at least 2 upgrades they would call us and we would verify, so we always take pictures at the first #EnergyAssessment so you can compare the #EnergyAssessments the before and after, and we also do the #BlowDoorTesting and hopefull the #HomeOwner has made some improvements on #home 's #airthightness Ok and if the #HomeOwners get the improvement what happens then? If they notice massive #improvement where previously was a deficiency? what happens?
So yeah that's it, a lot of people replace a #furnace and maybe add some #insulation and something like #furnace that's something significant by itself, if you are going from like an old #furnace to a modern one, induced draft to like a condensing #furnace that's a pretty significant change on your #EnergyEfficiency and improved #EnergyUsage as well as when you have an #Uninsulated #basement when you have a #CrawlSpace and you add #R12 to #R24 #Insulation that's a significant #Improvement as well so you will #qualifyfortherebates I don't have the specific diagrams in front of me but I can provide them when you contact us...Right people can contact you.

What's the worse #EnergyEfficient home that you guys have done that you can share with us?

I would say that, yeah you see a lot of of that in older #houses like 1950's 1930's they have like, you know #blockfoundation, #CrawlSpace there is no #Insulation in the #basement and there is no #insulation in the walls either...pure cement.....pure cement and so there is a lot of potential for #improvements there. To give you some perspective for the #BlowDoorTest #EnergyStar #home would be about 1.5 #airchanges per hour, that's the replacement of air in
the #house whereas in like a #house in the #Glebe an older #home it could be as high as 15 #airexchanges per hour.

So, you can imagine the difference in the #heatingcosts Very Good Information! So how can people find you again?
Yeah, you can visit our website at https://homesolbuildingsolutions.com/
and you can also call us, if you decide to call as the number is 613-466-0664 and you can also visit our website at www.homesol.ca We are going to put the information about
the company and our information in the description section of this youtube video, so you can click on the link and check out their webspace.

My name is #TomWitek I am an #OttawaRealEstateSalesperson at https://www.justsellinghomes.ca/ and Jerry #MortgageAgent with #Invis and you can find me at http://www.whyrentinottawa.com/ and our guest again is? It's #BrianBriggs with #HomeSolBuildingSolutions and again you can find us on our website at  https://homesolbuildingsolutions.com/ Thanks for coming in today. Thank you. Thank you, We appreciate it.

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