The time to think about making energy-efficient upgrades to your home isn’t when the temperatures fall and the winter wind blows … it’s now! Currently, the provincial program LiveSmart BC is making improvements to Burnaby roofing and other home components even sweeter by offering more than $7,000 in rebates. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Province of British Columbia, are available to B.C. homeowners who meet the following criteria:
1. Get an initial (pre-retrofit) energy assessment performed on or after April 1, 2011. The program includes $150 off the initial assessment, which usually costs $350. Visit Natural Resources Canada to find a service organization in your area;
2. Make energy-efficiency improvements to a property you own;
3. Complete a follow-up (post-retrofit) energy assessment by March 31, 2013.
Under the program, homeowners must hire a certified energy advisor to conduct an energy-efficiency assessment prior to and after making any eligible improvements. The advisor will handle all the paperwork in applying for provincial incentives after the post-retrofit assessment.
You can join thousands of your neighbors across B.C. who are saving money and reducing energy use by participating in LiveSmart BC. To learn more about incentives offered under the program, click here. For assistance with some of these improvements, call Crown Residential Roofing at (877) 907-3066 to schedule a free, no-obligation home inspection.