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EnerGuide Evaluations and Labels

Home energy audits are valuable and informative for people looking to buy, sell or rennovate and improve their home. EnerGuide for Houses is the statndard by which home energy assessments ( audits ) of houses are conducted, whether they are already built or only exist as plans. Its purpose is to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the housing stock in Canada by identifying opportunities for energy savings.

The Government of Canada continues to promote EnerGuide evaluations for homes as the first step in smart home renovation. Even in regions where there are no incentives, the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) provides solid guidance to homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. NRCan-licensed, Green Home Energy can send a certified energy advisor to evaluate your home from your attic to your basement. Participants will later receive a personalized report with recommended retrofits and a label to allow them to compare their home’s energy efficiency with other similar properties. In addition, NRCan is developing the next generation ERS to provide even more guidance to help homeowners make smart energy decisions about their homes.

There are many benefits to doing a home energy audit.Homeowners

It will identify changes you can make to your home that could help you to:

  • reduce your annual energy bill by up to 30 per cent
  • improve your home’s resale value
  • make your home more comfortable year round
  • do your part to make Ontario’s environment cleaner.

A home energy audit will include a:

  • basement-to-attic assessment of your home’s insulation, heating and cooling systems, and other energy uses
  • “blower door” test to detect air leaks and drafts ( more information on Air leaks and Indoor Air Quality )
  • personalized Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report and recommendations.

If your home was built more than 10 years ago it could be losing a lot of energy, costing you extra money. AHome Energy Audit Program will help you find out if your home is losing energy from:

  • out-of-date energy guzzling furnaces
  • poor insulation
  • energy-wasting appliances
  • old water heaters
  • leaks around poorly fitted doors, windows and sills.
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Home Inspections Done Right!

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IRIS uses a team approach with two professionals on site to conduct your home inspection.  Our detailed and consistent methodology is adhered to by all of our home inspection teams.  This methodology reduces errors, provides quality assurance and ensures a more thorough inspection.

Our professional home inspection services are responsive to your needs and provide you with meaningful and relevant information that allows you to make informed decisions.

First and foremost, IRIS professional home inspectors act for and on behalf of our customers.

You may use the online form ( Click here ) or telephone us at 613-843-7676 to schedule your appointment.

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