The Municipality of Colchester is offering a $50 rebate to 100 homeowners who complete a Home Energy Assessment through Efficiency Nova Scotia. The regular cost of a Home Energy Assessment is $99 plus tax. The rebates will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
A Home Energy Assessment is an evaluation of the efficiency of your home. A contractor will spend 2-3 hours reviewing your home from attic to basement and evaluating air leakage, insulation levels, and mechanical systems.
What you get:
- 2-3 hour energy audit of your entire home
- A report with your home’s EnerGuide rating and information about energy use
- A report prioritizing efficiency upgrades for your home
- A $50 rebate on the cost of the assessment from the Municipality of Colchester (after tax and the rebate, the remaining cost is $63.85)
- Access to up to $5,000 in rebates from Efficiency NS on qualifying upgrades (within 12 months of your Assessment)
How to get the rebate:
- Sign up for the Municipality of Colchester’s Home Energy Assessment Rebate Program by filling out an online application or in person by appointment at 1 Church Street, Truro. You must sign up before completing the Assessment to be eligible for the rebate.
- Contact an approved contractor to set up a Home Energy Assessment. You can find the approved list of contractors at Efficiency Nova Scotia - Home Energy Assessment
- Complete the Home Energy Assessment. Pay the contractor for the Assessment ($99+tax).
- Wait to receive your efficiency report and upgrades report from the contractor.
- You will receive your $50 rebate in the mail (or you can arrange to pick it up).
Rental units are not eligible for a Home Energy Assessment through Efficiency NS, but they do qualify for Free Energy Efficient Product Installation, which can result in significant energy savings. Visit Efficiency Nova Scotia for more information.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Efficiency Nova Scotia and its partners will be taking the following measures to ensure safety during the ongoing pandemic:
- Maintaining social distancing between staff and customers
- Screening for symptoms and other health-related safety considerations before making a visit to your home or business.
- Ensuring gathering limits are followed where social distancing cannot be maintained due to location size.
- Wearing non-medical masks and gloves while working in your home or business.
- Mandatory training on proper procedures to put on and remove non-medical masks and gloves.
- Using hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and cleaners.
- Frequent cleaning of equipment and high touch areas of vehicles.
- Electronic document submission wherever possible.
Visit Efficiency Nova Scotia COVID-19 Update for more information.