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Posts Tagged ‘home energy audit’

Energy Audit Results

April 15th, 2010 by Heidi

If you have been following along for a while you might know that last year we had a home energy audit, and a couple of weeks back we had our follow-up audit.


Time off!

February 21st, 2010 by Heidi

This week has been nice as Steve has had a few days off to help me get myself back together. It has really helped to have him here, especially with the dogs, and we have had a lot of fun running around the field with the dogs.


Home improvements

January 27th, 2010 by Heidi

As we mentioned before we are very concerned about being as environmentally friendly or ‘green’ as we can. One of the steps we are taking in our efforts to lessen our carbon footprint is taking advantage of the government scheme to reduce energy usage; we had our home energy audit back in February last year and discovered that our house receives a failing grade!


Energy Audit Report

April 6th, 2009 by Heidi

We have the house’s report card back and according to a scale I found of letter grades to percentages it got an F+, even with the + that still a FAIL! The results of the pre-retrofit energy evaluation gave the house a rating of 44; the average for a house of this age in Ontario is 42; so in that respect it could be worse!


The eco-audit experiment

April 4th, 2009 by Heidi

On of the blogs I follow is ecoauditexperiment @ blogspot, it is about a young couple whose goal is to “minimize the impact our home has on the environment – and also save money on our heating and electrical costs. We’re inviting you to share our journey so you can do the same!”


Home Energy Audit

February 28th, 2009 by Steve

Knowing we had a slightly older property, and currently there is an incentive from the government to reduce energy usage and your whole carbon foot print; we arranged for a home energy audit. Yesterday was our big day – or afternoon.


Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

February 27th, 2009 by Heidi

What a great day! Last year a friend told us about this book fair that is held by a church, and we went along to discover a huge selection with books for $1 and $2! I came away with a bag full of books for $20!