New Brunswick heating costs make you cringe?
Owners of electrically heated homes in New Brunswick can now participate in the Home Insulation Energy Savings Program by arranging a home energy evaluation for $99 plus HST. Program participants who do a major insulation upgrade are now also eligible for a $500 bonus for each ductless heat pump installed. In addition to helping homeowners, the program also provides opportunity for New Brunswick contractors.
“We are very pleased to help homeowners better manage their energy bills,” said Lori Clark, senior vice-president of operations at NB Power. “We have seen the impact of efficiency incentives in significant savings for customers. Since we took on the mandate of Efficiency NB in 2015 we have helped almost 16,000 homeowners and businesses save over $16 million on their electricity bills. These energy efficiency projects have also injected over $44 million into the New Brunswick economy through the purchase of materials and services.”
The Home Insulation Energy Savings Program was launched in 2015 and has helped hundreds of homeowners save, on average, $700-$1,000 annually on their energy costs. Participants are also getting, on average, $1,800 back in incentives from NB Power to help them pay for their upgrades. Most can recoup the cost of their investment in three to five years.
The first step in the program is a home energy evaluation which will identify the areas for improvements and allow NB Power to provide the homeowner with a report which details the recommended upgrades, and estimates the homeowner’s eligible incentives. The cost for the evaluation has been reduced to $99 from $210 – effective Aug. 1. Most homeowners will also be eligible to receive close to $100 worth of free energy saving products, such as LED bulbs, water efficient showerheads and hot water pipe wrap, as an additional bonus to program participation.
Full details are available at www.nbpower.com/homeinsulation or by calling 1-800-663-6272.
NB Power has a number of other energy efficiency programs for homeowners and business owners. More information on the programs can be found at www.nbpower.com.
Step 1 – Registration
Homeowners who do not have internet access can receive assistance with the form by calling: 1 800 663-6272 and selecting Option 5 for Energy Efficiency Services.
Step 2 – Pre-Upgrade Evaluation
Once your registration is confirmed, you will be contacted to schedule a date for your Pre-Upgrade Evaluation. During this evaluation, information about your home will be collected to determine the upgrades for which you may be eligible to receive incentives. The fee for the Pre-Upgrade Evaluation is $99+HST.
Step 3 – Pre-Approval
After your Pre-Upgrade Evaluation, you will be sent a list of recommended upgrades and a Pre-Approval Form. You have 30 days to review this list, identify the upgrades you intend to complete, and then submit to NB Power.
Step 4 – Complete Upgrades
Once your Pre-Approval Form has been signed and returned to NB Power, we will send you a letter to confirm your participation in the program. You will have five months to complete the pre-approved upgrades. That’s when you want to contact us- Advantage Insulators for an Instant Quote
Step 5 – Post-Upgrade Evaluation (no cost)
Once your upgrades are finished – or before your five-month deadline, whichever comes first – call NB Power to book your Post-Upgrade Evaluation. The Post-Upgrade Evaluation will confirm upgrades completed and collect the information necessary to complete your program application.
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