Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Energy Assessment = Government $$$$.....

A few weeks ago we helped a very nice couple purchase a home in the Newton area. During the home inspection the inspector recommended that the couple get a Home Energy Assessment before they purchase any new appliances or preform any renovations to the home.

I figure that since today the weather sucks and old man winter is upon us, why not explain what a Home Energy Assessment is. Plus it will put some extra money in your pockets.

Energy assessments are usually executed in two stages. Before the home improvements and after implementing the improvements but before sending in the paperwork for your rebates.

The preliminary assessment is also known as the “D” assessment, while the “E” assessment is the post-retrofit evaluation. Most rebate programs require that the assessment be performed by an energy advisor who is certified by the rebate program. Make sure to check with your energy advisor that they are certified.