BSG Articles


Energy Ratings for Realtors & Real Estate Agents
Published on July 31, 2018

Today, most homes (both old and new) consume less energy than even a decade ago. Whether it’s through improved insulation or the desire to weatherproof against the heat of Ontario summers or the frigidness of our winters, homeowners are focused on improving their home’s energy rating. This occurs either as a by-product of their upgrades, or intentionally, depending on their level of knowledge of energy ratings. As a real estate agent, you are in the position to help buyers – and owners – better understand the homes they are buying and selling. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of 8 reasons why energy ratings are beneficial for real estate agents and the people they serve.

 

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Having an Energy Audit Can Save You Money on Utility Bills
Published on January 16, 2018

Having a formal home energy assessment can be very valuable in determining how a home is operating mechanically. In fact, a professional energy audit can save you money by setting the stage for lower utility bills. A home that is performing poorly is wasting valuable energy and wasting precious money. Worse still, it’s happening winter and summer throughout the year.

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Thermal Imaging Inspection Helps to Reduce Energy Bills
Published on December 24, 2017

Infrared thermal imaging is one of the most accurate diagnostics for measuring home energy efficiency. A comprehensive thermal imaging inspection can easily identify home insulation that is damaged, or existing insulation that has been poorly installed. A thermal imaging inspection can also isolate pockets of air leakage, as well as moisture intrusion in the building envelope. All of this can contribute to inadequate home energy efficiency and therefore higher energy bills.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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