EcoLeap

Specializing in Energy Solutions for your Home

“Take the Leap” by participating in available home efficiency programs to receive incentives and rebates. See if you qualify! 

Specializing in Energy Solutions for your Home

“Take the Leap” by participating in available home efficiency programs to receive incentives and rebates. See if you qualify! 

Energy solutions are upgrades to your home that can

Improve Air Quality

Reduce Energy Bills

Reduce GHG Emissions

Energy solutions are upgrades to your home that can

Improve Air Quality

Reduce Energy Bills

Reduce GHG Emissions

Energy solutions are upgrades to your home that can

Improve Air Quality

Reduce Energy Bills

Reduce GHG Emissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Your EcoLeap registered energy advisor will evaluate your home to determine where and how energy is being used in your home and where and how energy is escaping from your home. A detailed process is followed to collect energy information. You will receive this information in a Homeowner Information Report.

Generally speaking, there are four steps in the rebate process:

For detailed information on all available rebates, including any special time limited rebates, click here.

As part of your home energy evaluation an Energy Upgrade Report is prepared.  This report identifies energy savings opportunities for your home and a prioritized roadmap of recommended energy upgrades.  These recommendations are customized for your home and include: 
 
  • Before and after heat loss and energy use estimates
  • Before and after greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimates
  • Important health and safety information
  • Additional energy savings tips

Once the upgrades are complete your EcoLeap registered energy advisor will perform a follow-up energy assessment.  Upgrades will be assessed and another airtightness test will be performed. The actual upgrades will be modelled and an updated Homeowner Information Report will be provided. Your authorization paperwork will be submitted for qualifying home efficiency incentives and rebates.

The first energy assessment takes between 2 to 3 hours.  The post-renovation upgrade energy assessment takes between 1 and 2 hours.

The cost for the pre and post-energy assessments is $600 +HST.  If two or more eligible upgrades are completed the homeowner will receive a rebate of $550 for the cost of the energy assessments.  Payments can be made through an Interac Email Tranfser, Visa, MasterCard or cash.  All payments must be made prior to the departure of your energy advisor.

Your registered energy advisor will perform a full house energy assessment.  This includes assessing the construction of your home, windows, doors, insulation, heating and cooling, domestic hot water, ventilation and any renewable energy systems. A blower door will be used to perform an airtightness test. Air leaks will be identified. The homeowner is welcome to participate in this part of the assessment to learn where leaks are and ways that leaks can be sealed.  The homeowner also has the option to provide details about the number of people living in the home and the temperatures they keep their home at throughout the year.  They can also share any concerns about high energy bills, drafts, moisture problems, air quality, and any renovation plans.

A homeowner must be present during the assessments to complete authorization paperwork and provide property tax and utility account numbers.

All pets must be kept away from the blower door during the airtightness test.  Your energy advisor will have to go in and out of your home many times during the assessment.  If you have a pet that likes to “escape”, it is advisable to leash, crate or confine your pet in a room with a gate.  Because all interior doors must be open during portions of the assessment, your pet cannot be confined in a room with a closed door.

During the blower door airtightness test your dishwasher must not be running.  All home mechanical systems and some appliances cannot be running.  Other elements of your home will be prepared to simulate “winter” conditions.

E.g. all windows and doors closed and latched.

Expect one to two weeks to receive the results of your home energy evaluation.  You will receive your reports by email unless other arrangements are made.

Expect to wait 8 to 12 weeks after your post-renovation upgrade energy assessment to receive your rebates.