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Why Go Green?
All of us as individuals make choices each day in what we eat, what we buy, what we recycle, what lights we leave on in our home, and when we do laundry. These simple decisions all affect our global impact day to day - good or bad! The great news is that each one of us can make impactful choices when we have the knowledge to understand why!!
By embracing a greener lifestyle we are not only helping preserve the world around us. We are creating a healthier lifestyle as individuals, we are saving our earnt money to spend elsewhere, and ultimately improving our overall quality of life.
At Calgary Retrofitters we want to help you make the good choices for our planet, better your quality of life, and that starts with creating a more energy efficient home. We provide a whole home, one source service for energy efficient upgrades to your existing space. Until now people essentially had to source, price, and coordinate each specific trade and supplier involved in retrofitting your home. We take the confusion, frustration, and time consumption off of your shoulders in providing you with all of the requirements through a transparent process at wholesale price.
Start by making YOUR environment more enjoyable!
Calgary Full Service Home Energy Efficiency ExpertsSome of what we do:
Heat-loss analysis, insulation/vapour barriers, ventilation systems, exterior upgrades and more.Read More
Heat Recovery Systems
Poor ventilation in a home is just as bad as a house with many air leaks. HRV helps regulate it.Read More
Heating & Cooling
Furnaces can account for 43% of all energy costs in a home - upgrading is an easy step towards a greener home.Read More
Appliances can account for up to 30% of the energy consumption in a home. Upgrade them today to reduce your carbon footprint.Read More
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One Source For Everything Related To Alberta Energy Efficiency
We all search for ways to be more efficient. Your home should be no different. And why should it be, you’re the one paying the energy bill after all. Calgary Retrofitters doesn’t tout themselves as the most energy efficient home contractor in Calgary for nothing; our experts can fine tune your home to reduce your utility bills while maximizing your family’s comfort and reduce your carbon footprint to the highest degree possible. We are a one-stop resource when it comes to whole home energy efficiency.
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Why Energy Efficiency?
- Alberta Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Exterior Upgrades
- Interior Upgrades
- Heating and Cooling
- Alternative Energy
- HOME IMPROVEMENT REBATES FAQS
ALBERTA ENERGY EFFICIENCY - In CalgaryImproving your home energy efficiency in Calgary, will save you money. For example, the typical homeowner taking part in our program will decrease energy usage by approximately 30 percent, offering financial savings of $600 on a $2000 yearly heating bill. A new program called Residential Retail Products Program (Energy Efficiency Program from the government of Alberta) now makes it possible to get a Home Improvement Rebate Starting April 28, Albertans will be eligible for valuable rebates on energy-efficient insulation, windows and tankless hot water heaters.
HOME IMPROVEMENT REBATESWork with us - a participating Alberta contractor for the home improvement rebates program, to increase your at-home energy efficiency with improved insulation, upgraded windows and tankless water heaters—all at a great discount. The program is very simple - the more energy your home-improvement project saves, the more money you’ll get back in rebates. All mandates by the promise of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Home Improvement Rebate program. We recommend getting a quote to start, we are a registered contractor with the Alberta Home Improvement Rebate program and will be able to provide more details and an estimate of your rebate based on your home’s existing insulation, windows, and hot water heater.
Window Replacement CalgaryCalgary windows need to be replaced periodically. Windows and doors in Calgary are the single biggest source of home energy loss. In accordance with a recent research study 70% of the heat you are spending for, and 46% of your air conditioning is going right outside through your windows and doors, that is only if they are truly in good condition. Your old windows and doors cost you cash. They are your # 1 source of energy loss. Your heating and air conditioning systems are forced to overwork simply to replace the air that escapes. It's like aiming to fill a bucket with a hole in it! Do not let energy and money slip out of old, drafty windows!
Roofing CalgaryAs Calgary roofing companies can attest, the color of the shingles you select for your roof can have a considerable influence on the structure's energy effectiveness. The color shingles you choose can have a considerable effect on the Energy efficiency temperature level of the upper levels of the structure. Attic temperature levels can differ as much as 20 to 40 degrees F which in turn can decrease energy consumption by 20%. In warmer climates, lighter colors will reduce heat absorption from the sun while cooler climates will want black shingles that help to melt winter season snow. In Calgary roofing is a long-term project that needs to stabilize visual appeal of the job with energy performance. Make certain to compensate for shingle color when thinking about energy performance and the efficacy of your building envelope.
Siding CalgaryCareful consideration must be given when selecting siding in Calgary. Insulated siding can enhance a home's energy effectiveness. Most exterior walls have insulation in between the wall studs, however, enable substantial energy loss through the studs themselves. Wall studs, both wood and metal, are poor insulators-- when they are available in contact with the outside cladding, they permit heat to travel through them (which is called a thermal bridge). Since these studs represent up to 25 percent of the wall surface area of an average house, it resembles having a whole outside wall without any insulation at all. Insulated siding improves energy effectiveness by reducing thermal bridging-- like a blanket, it is constant insulation over the studs, which assists homes to remain cool in summer and warm in winter season. You can also improve the results by using premium products like Hardie Board Calgary. While numerous property owners are familiar with ENERGY STAR ® certified home appliances and energy efficient windows, they may be surprised to learn that insulated siding can likewise enhance a home's energy efficiency. Insulated siding is now accepted as home insulation in various energy effectiveness programs-- consisting of the checklist of building products or methods that can assist fulfill the requirements to qualify under ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes (V. 3).
Spray Foam Insulation CalgarySpray Foam Insulation in Calgary, almost doubles the strength of your walls while acting like a glue holding your roofing sheathing in place throughout high winds and is the fastest growing section of the building trade. A lot of homes will have up to 50% of their hot or cold air leaking outside when it ought to remain trapped inside. Spray Foam insulation fights heat loss and air infiltration better than any other standard insulation system. Get some fiberglass or cellulose and blow through it. Then attempt the exact same test with spray foam insulation. Unlike standard insulation, it will not contribute to moisture-related decay and mold. Let our Calgary insulation experts help set you on the right path.
HRV Calgary / Heat Recovery SystemsAs brand-new and existing houses become increasingly more airtight, the need for fresh air can be attained by installing an HRV in Calgary specially. Not only will it bring in the fresh air, but it will likewise eliminate a number of the toxins in your house and recover the heat/cooling from the indoor air as it exits your home. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) also assist enhance indoor air quality. ERVs can also transfer wetness, therefore, impact indoor humidity. In Calgary Heat Recovery Units (also called Energy Recovery Systems) are utilized to recover energy from compressors and can supplement heating requirements in a facility. Approximately 90% of the energy utilized by a compressor is converted into heat. Setting up heat recovery systems can assist catch 50-90% of this lost heat and make it available to heat structures - saving money on heating expenses.
High Efficiency Furnace CalgaryCalgary High Efficiency furnace experts are here to help. Since more than half of the energy used in the normal house goes to cooling and heating. That's why, as a homeowner, it's important to make wise decisions about your home's heating, aerating and a/c (A/C) system. It can make all the difference in your utility expenses-- and your convenience. Changing an older system with a high-performance one can save actually thousands of dollars in fuel expenses. New furnace Calgary experts are here to advise you. Many older systems operate around 65% AFUE (yearly fuel utilization efficiency), with the remaining 35% simply lost. New high-efficiency systems provide AFUE scores well over 90%, which is great for both your bottom line and the environment. High effectiveness systems often pay for themselves in a couple of years or less, when it comes to furnace replacement. Exactly what's good for your home and your wallet is also helpful for the Earth. High-performance systems utilize one-third less fuel as compared to older models, which implies less waste and much better preservation of natural deposits.
Tankless Hot Water Heater CalgaryBecause water heating is on of the most pricey energy costs in houses (they account for as much as 30% of a home's energy expenses) it makes best sense to consider energy saving alternatives, when it comes to hot water tank Calgary. Bear in mind that in many cases, that percentage of energy cost that goes into water heating might soar up to 40 and even 50%. Because of this, energy conserving warm water solutions can provide considerable expense savings to the overall energy bill. Tankless water heater / system runs just when there is a need for warm water. This will decrease energy expenses by as much as 35% a year. It is likewise extremely energy effective. According to Energy Star, some tankless units have energy elements that are as high as 95. Then there is the dependability aspect. If the system is sized properly, it can easily provide a constant supply of water at preset temperature level levels. This could be as much as 5 to 7 gallons of hot water per minute. They just never ever run out of the water. Other advantages consist of the longer life span of as much as 20 years, compact size which takes less space than traditional takes and versatility, which suggests tankless water heaters can be repaired anywhere in your house. So check out some tankless water heater reviews and find a reputable installer who can take you by the hand and help you get a new water heater in Calgary.
Solar Energy CalgaryAs the world braces itself for ever-increasing energy expenses, we have a chance to alter things one small action at a time. Our Calgary solar initiative is one way to take action. The majority of us are too young to have actually witnessed the developments of the automobile, the telephone, and the light bulb, however, we can remember the creations of the CD, the DVD and the birth of the cellular phone. And now, as did generations prior to us, we have an opportunity to participate in the dawn of a new era, the development of the renewable resource. Much like all other inventions that changed society, you have a possibility to be a leader in this brand-new age - Calgary solar panels will change the world one home at a time. We at EcoRetrofitters think that solar power Calgary is the most practical and abundant source of energy in the world. In the really near future, electrical power will power not only our homes but our cars and trucks too. By having your very own source of energy generation, you will lessen the effect of more rising energy expenses. Give us a call and let us help bring solar to your home. Solar is the cleanest and most cost-effective choice for our future.
HOME IMPROVEMENT REBATES QUESTIONSIn order to take advantage of the rebates program, you will need to use a participating registered contractor, that has been approved by the Energy Efficiency Alberta. It just so happens that we are one such contractor.
We will explain all the options for the rebates program and tell you about savings and incentives you might expect as a result of enrolling into the Alberta Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates program.
We have all the credentials, appropriate insurance, and training to facilitate the application for the home improvement rebate on your behalf. Once you have been approved for the energy efficiency program, the money will be sent directly to you, the homeowner.
When we finish the job, we will give you a paid invoice, photographs of before and after the job was done. Which will be submitted with the application. The process of getting your energy efficiency rebate will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the submission.
Currently, there are no mandatory audits by evaluators from the Alberta Energy Efficiency program. However third party evaluators might do a spot check some randomly selected homes to ensure that the quality of work matches with what was indicated in the application. If that happens, please provide feedback to the agent, so that it can be reflected in our record with the Home Improvement Rebates program.
As a registered Energy Savings Program contractor, we are bound by the same personal information privacy standards as the mandated by the Alberta privacy legislation. Any contractor employed by the program must meet these standards. So rest assured that your data is safe with us.
The reason why Energy Efficiency Alberta wants all work to be completed by a licensed contractor is that it is able to standardize protocols to measure the amount of energy savings that results from doing the work. This data can then be used to calculate the real reduction in greenhouse gases and determine the effectiveness of the program as a whole. It also allows keeping a high level of quality standards that contractor needs to achieve and give you the consumer highest level of service possible.