Re-Energizing an Old Cottage!

Spurred by the recent rebate incentives we have just completed an energy retrofit, along with structural and aesthetic renovations, to a quaint 1920’s cottage.

This included replacing an old oil furnace with a super-efficient air source heat pump, trading an inefficient wood burning fireplace for a low emission wood stove and updating plumbing fixtures, as well as adding insulation to previously uninsulated exterior walls and crawlspace.

Not only did this work improve the <a href=”http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/new-homes/upgrade-packages/energuide-service.cfm”>Energuide rating</a> from an incredible low of 31 to a very respectable 77, it will provide the homeowners with a warm, comfortable home, on-going energy bill savings, and netted them some cash in their pockets.

More about the recently re-launched energy rebate program in an upcoming blog!