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This Free Online Energy Audit Can Help Lower Seasonal Energy Bills

November 29, 2016

A newly introduced online Energy Audit is now available to help homeowners improve energy efficiency by implementing various energy retrofits. For many, valuable dollars are "flying out the window" because the home is poorly sealed and badly insulated. That's why it's so important to understand a home's energy performance level. By being aware of the deficiencies, homeowners can implement repairs, retrofits, and even renovations that will measurably improve efficiency. Home energy performance is becoming more and more important across the country. In fact, by 2019 homeowners will actually be required to show proof of a home's energy efficiency when selling the property. Today, the good news comes in the form of an online Energy Audit - custom designed to assess a home's energy efficiency with a measured rating. Better still, deficiencies throughout the home are full addressed, and possible improvements are then recommended Clearly, a home with a higher energy rating will have more sales appeal, and likely realize a better price. For those selling, retrofits can be expedited before a home goes on the market, and can be ready to go with a high rating. And to get started, homeowners simply use an online application called My EnergyXpert to create a personal Energy Usage profile for their home. The completed profile provides accurate data about energy consumption, and suggestions for improvements. My EnergyXpert is absolutely free - quick and easy to use - and only requires answers to a few questions. The idea is to determine which are the smartest investments to make, with respect to home energy retrofits. This might include extensive air sealing of the home, upgrading the attic insulation, and even improving thermal insulation in the basement. The bottom line with better energy efficiency is to reduce energy consumption and save money in the winter and summer.

A Homeowner's Action Plan

For those who are interested in taking the necessary steps to improve home energy efficiency, Great Northern Insulation now offers customers online access to My EnergyXpert. Homeowners can use the application in an effort to make meaningful improvements to energy efficiency and performance. Once the assessment is complete, the team at GNI can provide professional services to implement the most cost effective repairs and/or retrofits that recommended in the report. My EnergyXpert is an award winning application that provides the typical homeowner with a home energy appraisal that is just as accurate as a professional engineering appraisal. Best of all, the detailed appraisal will identify energy upgrades that could save 25% on present energy use. For those who are selling, the home's energy profile will be noticeably improved. For others, the long-term savings on heating and cooling offsets the cost of repairs, retrofits, or renovations. For the professionals at Great Northern Insulation, the primary focus is on sealing and insulating the home with the best products on the market, and a quality installation. GNI is committed to the retrofits that best benefit the homeowner, while ensuring the greatest return-on-investment.

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Trusted for Over 40 Years

Over 40 Years in Business

At GNI, we service your project with the most experienced staff in the industry. Ongoing professional development is an obsession at GNI and we will not compromise at any level to bring to our customers the very best Installers, Sales Representatives, Customer Care Personnel, Field Superintendents, Estimating and Technical Support to your project.

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Great Northern Insulation is recognized as Canada's largest full-service insulation contractor. GNI is 100% Canadian owned, proudly serving Ontario customers since 1980.

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January, 2021 regulatory phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with the introduction of WALLTITE CM01. Using hydrofluorolefins (HFOs) with lower global warming potential (GWP) compared to HFCs, WALLTITE CM01 is the next generation of spray foam insulation.



Heatlok® Soya HFOTM leverages Honeywell’s latest Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent technology. This new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent is the most environmentally conscious blowing agent produced to date, with a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP) of 1, which is more than two orders of magnitude (99.9%) lower than HFCs used in this industry.


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3MTM energy-saving products are designed to keep warm air in, and cold air out, while keeping energy bills down. Products optimize energy efficiency in buildings and homes; improve indoor environment for occupants; and effect the reduction of seasonal energy costs. 3M products are authorized for LEED credits (Leadership in Energy/Environmental Design).

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Mike Holmes and his son Mike Jr. (MJ) convert MJ’s bachelor bungalow into a two-storey home for MJ and his girlfriend Lisa. Choosing the newest materials and build techniques, the father and son team follow Mike’s famous motto – “Make it right.” The show can be watched on HGTV and DIY Network.


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The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program offers up to $10,000 in home reno rebates – and Great Northern Insulation can pave the way.


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CLIMATIZER PLUS cellulose insulation is manufactured from a minimum of 85% locally-sourced post-consumer recycled newsprint. Non-toxic additives are applied to the uniquely fiberized paper generating a building material with superior thermal and acoustic properties, as well as exceptional resistance to fire, moisture, mould and pests.

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