The HomeWarming program uses retrofit and upgrade materials (insulation, draft-proofing, etc.) that were successfully tested for compliance with the National Building Code of Canada, and which meet or exceed standards of performance. Safety for participants is a top priority for us. Licensed, professionally-trained installers use safe, long-lasting materials that meet or exceed the National Building … Continue reading Are HomeWarming upgrades accepted by insurance companies?
The safety and comfort of our customers is a top priority. Thousands of upgrades using sprayfoam insulation are performed safely and securely across Canada every year. We use products that were successfully tested for compliance with the National Building Code of Canada, and which meet or exceed standards of performance. Sprayfoam (and any required thermal … Continue reading Is sprayfoam insulation effective and safe?
Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as just spray foam, needs time to set and cure after being applied. During the spraying and setting period, the product releases chemicals into the air that could be harmful if breathed. The chemicals leave the home naturally, but professional installers will advise that you and your pets vacate … Continue reading Why must I leave my home for 24 hours after spray foam is installed?
HomeWarming is offered by Efficiency Nova Scotia as part of a broad, province-wide initiative to provide energy efficient upgrades to income-qualified homeowners. HomeWarming is proudly sponsored by the Province of Nova Scotia. The Province is committed to helping the more than 22,000 low-income homeowners lower their energy bills through this investment. Over 16,000 households have … Continue reading Where does the money for the HomeWarming program come from?
Yes. If we discover that upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation will substantially help substantially reduce your heating and power bills as well as make you feel more comfortable at home, we’ll install the upgrades at no cost to you. (Seriously – if you qualify, it’s free and really not too good to be true.)
Every home gets recommendations based on a comprehensive energy audit. We look for the best combination of energy-saving upgrades. And since every house is unique, this combination may look different from one house to another. For example, an improved heating system may not be a good recommendation if a house has very poor insulation and … Continue reading I know someone else who was in HomeWarming, and their house got a lot more work done. Why?
No. As long as your business occupies less than 50% of the building area and you are still under the income eligibility levels, you can apply to HomeWarming. If you are not sure, feel free to call us.
No. We will manage the sub-contractors for you. We work with experienced, safe and, whenever possible, local companies who know the energy efficiency industry.
You are not required to move ahead with any upgrades we recommend. If possible, we will work with you to explore changes to the suggested plan, within the confines of the program and our energy efficiency analysis. We understand that some people may not be happy with what we can offer. We do not have … Continue reading What if I disagree with the recommendations you make?
Most mobile homes do qualify! If you are not sure, you can call us. You can visit another website, www.EnergyAssist.ca, for information on various free energy assistance programs that could be right for you. Just answer a few simple questions and it will tell you about the programs (for both homeowners and renters) that you may be … Continue reading I own a mobile home. Does that qualify?