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How To Save On Your Energy Bill: Insulation That Pays For Itself

December 18, 2019

how to save on your energy bills: insulation that pays for itself

Although insulation upgrades are widely acknowledged as an effective way to save on your monthly energy bill, many homeowners are unaware just how effective they actually are. In many cases, depending on the age of the home and current insulation levels, energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation and air sealing are capable of paying themselves off through energy bill savings and rebates in just a few years. Also, professionally installed insulation brings a number of other benefits, such as a noticeable improvement to home comfort and a more uniform temperature on every floor.

Here at GNI, we’re proud that our professional insulation consultants are also rebate experts as well. They are trained, experienced, and effective at helping homeowners understand energy efficiency rebates. They are also able to help you choose the best upgrades for your home, making it easy for you to upgrade according to cost-effectiveness. That way, you can see the biggest improvement to your energy bill and your level of home comfort - for the lowest possible cost.

The best place to start when looking at how to save on home upgrades is to have a professional assess your home. GNI offers free in-home assessments and estimates to help homeowners figure out their renovation options, taking the hassle out of planning improvements and providing an excellent starting point for next steps. If you would like to schedule a time for a free in-home assessment of your very own, our Customer Experience Team will be happy to help; simply call us toll free at 1-800-265-1914, or stop by our website and live chat with us at www.gni.ca/contact.

Rebates Make Insulation Upgrades Even More Affordable

Rebates are fantastic. Not only do they make home upgrades more affordable, but they help homeowners make even more upgrades for the same or even lesser cost than if they had upgraded without. With an in-depth energy audit from a registered energy advisor, homeowners are even better equipped to improve their home comfort and energy bill costs in a cost-effective manner.

This is due to the information that is provided in an energy audit, which allows homeowners to see their home’s overall energy performance and the areas where it could be most cost-effectively improved. Additionally, an energy audit is part of the qualification process for the Home Efficiency Rebate program - the most notable program currently available to Ontario homeowners.

With up to $5,000 of available rebates, the Home Efficiency Rebate program offers an excellent solution to homeowners who are looking to improve their energy efficiency, and see a return on their investments in a shorter amount of time. In many cases, and depending on a few factors such as the age of the home, the amount of the rebates that are received, and the home’s current level of air sealing / insulation, energy efficiency upgrades are able to pay themselves off in only a few years time.

If you would like precise knowledge of how to save on your energy bill, increase your home comfort, and target cost-effectiveness, an energy audit is a fantastic place to start. GNI is able to help setup and arrange an energy audit for you, but we recommend that you schedule it to happen before any upgrades have started (since this will help you qualify for the Home Efficiency Rebate program).

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Pay No Interest for 3 or 6 Months While Home Comfort Improves Right Away

To make it even easier for homeowners to see returns on their insulation and airtightness improvements, FinanceIt is currently offering no interest for 3 or 6 months on approved credit. This means that other than an administration fee, no extra payments are needed towards the cost of the work being done, allowing homeowners to reap the benefits of insulation upgrades immediately and without unnecessary costs.

This offer of no interest financing through Financeit also allows for additional payments to be made without the worry of hidden costs or extra fees. That way, you can make the upgrades you want right now, and start seeing your home improve immediately. After all, in older homes, insulation upgrades might even lower your energy bill so dramatically that the upgrades pay for themselves in only a few years - not to mention the home comfort improvements that are seen right away!

This means that while you are saving money through no interest financing, you are immediately benefiting from lower energy bills and home comfort improvements. With the help of our rebate experts, this program can be combined with a select choice of rebates to help make larger upgrades possible and straightforward. That way you can enjoy the benefits of a well upgraded home without having to put in any extra costs towards the work being done. 

To find out if you are preapproved for 3 or 6 months of no interest financing through Financeit, simply click on this link and follow the instructions. If you have any questions about the program, or about any other programs that you may be able to qualify for, please give our Customer Experience Team a call at 1-800-265-1914, or leave us a message online at www.gni.ca/contact.

There is No Substitute for a Professional Install

When it comes to home improvements, choosing the right professionals is the most cost-effective option.

Using modern technology such as thermal imaging and blower door tests, combined with years of experience, GNI’s insulation consultants are able to accurately locate the areas of a home that need the most attention. This means that you will never have to worry about how to save the most on your energy bill, or about investing more into your improvements than what is necessary to reach your goals.

If you would like to know more about how to save on your home’s energy bill, or if you have any questions about the 12 month no interest financing offer from Financeit, our Customer Experience Team is happy to help. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-265-1914 or online at www.gni.ca/contact. We look forward to hearing from you!

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