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Your Handy Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for the Whole Home

May 11, 2018

For homeowners, spring is always that time of year to focus on home and garden. This is the time for major cleanups, assessing winter damage, and deciding which home improvement project will take priority. If you’re finding yourself in spring mode, here’s a handy spring home maintenance checklist for the whole home to help get things going. Clearly, some of the checklist items are easy to manage, but for the more involved projects, contracting a professional does have advantages – some projects are better left to those with experience and expertise. Sometimes, the DIY approach is not the best.

Spring, summer, or fall, home maintenance is about the “whole home”, mainly because everything is connected. The roof and attic have an impact on the “building envelope”. Windows and doors have an impact on air leakage and circulation. And the HVAC system has an impact on seasonal comfort (heating, cooling, ventilation). Today especially, homeowners are very focused on home energy consumption and efficiency, and here a “whole home” energy audit can be of great benefit.  The important thing is to be thorough with the checklist – in other words, from roof to basement.

Working with Great Northern Insulation on your spring home maintenance checklist

With spring well on its way, exterior home maintenance becomes a must for every homeowner.

For some, it’s a great way to do necessary chores and enjoy an afternoon of sunshine. For others, many of the items on the checklist are just a pain. The important thing about home maintenance is that it’s preventive – in other words, good maintenance today will prevent bigger, costly issues.

In some situations, professional help will be necessary. And while a DIY approach to many tasks may save you some money, it’s the experts who can deliver better results in the the long term. That’s where Great Northern Insulation comes in – a team of building envelope specialists who provide a wide range of solutions from energy upgrades, to air sealing, to weatherization, to insulation.

When working with GNI, you’re dealing with some of the most experienced people in the industry. From roof to basement, we offer our customers quality products, prompt response time, and installations that are fully guaranteed. In fact, a good deal of  our residential work is based on customer referrals. If you want the work done right the first time, GNI is a good place to start.

This spring, if you’re ready to do some serious home improvements, you can take advantage of a number of  rebates and incentives. Great Northern Insulation can help you determine which rebate is most cost effective, and how to qualify. In fact, you can arrange for a no-charge GNI home assessment, where we assess your home from roof to basement, and offer a viable plan.

GreenON Rebate Program

The GreenON Rebate program helps homeowners lower their carbon footprint by offsetting the upfront cost of various energy upgrades. For homeowners who are considering insulation upgrades, the GreenON Rebate (up to $7,200) includes both the purchase and installation of insulation. Attic or basement, this rebate provides an opportunity for big savings on insulation, and a future of big energy cost savings.

Union Gas HRR Program

Also known as the Home Reno Rebate Program, Union Gas offers homeowners up to $5,000 when undertaking “energy smart” home improvements. When you qualify, the Home Reno Rebate Program offers a cash rebate to offset the upfront costs of energy efficiency upgrades. In order to ensure the highest quality work, you must work with an approved Registered Energy Advisor.

Enbridge Gas

Enbridge Gas offers their Home Energy Conservation Program. You could be eligible for up to $5,000 in incentives when doing energy upgrades and/or retrofits to improve energy efficiency around the home. This incentive is designed to make retrofitting more affordable and to entice homeowners to do these types of projects as a priority over other home improvement projects.

Find out more by contacting the professionals at Great Northern Insulation. Call one of our building envelope specialists at 1.800.265.1914 or visit our website at https://www.gni.ca .

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