I wanted to let you know that in 2013 we have expanded our Home Assistance Program. The Home Assistance Program provides comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits up to $13,000 at no cost to qualifying residential customers. To start the program we perform an in-home energy audit which develops a list of measures that can be implemented including:
- Energy efficient lighting
- Smart power bars
- Programmable thermostats
- Energy efficient showerheads/aerators
- Comprehensive draft proofing
- Basement insulation
- Attic insulation
- Refrigerator replacement
There are other measures as well. To qualify participants must meet income eligibility requirements or be on social assistance and homes must be 3 stories or less and not exceed 600 square meters.
In 2012 we completed 242 retrofits with Nipissing District Housing. This year we are targeting 1000 retrofits and hope to continue the program in 2014.
The type of measures we install are also dependent on whether the home has electric space and water heating.