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Posted: May 8, 2015

Reduced cost for energy assessments

East Kootenay homeowners: Curious about the energy efficiency of your home? Want to save money on your energy bills? Want to be more comfortable in your home?

The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East Kootenay save energy, emissions and money through home renovations.

Sponsored by Regional District of East Kootenay, BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Columbia Basin Trust, the East Kootenay Energy Diet is currently offering a reduced cost Home Energy Assessment.

Until May 31, the Pre Energy Assessments are available at the reduced cost of $265 or less in your community and is available for $100 in Fernie and $165 in Kimberley, Sparwood and rural areas of RDEK. The regular value is $300.

To register for your reduced cost Energy Assessment or more information on East Kootenay Energy Diet please contact [email protected], toll free at 1-855-598-4134, or www.eked.ca.

A pre home energy assessment, performed by a Certified Energy Advisor, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.  It is personalized and provides valuable educational information on your home and its energy use.

With a Pre Energy Assessment, you may be eligible for rebates from BC Hydro or Fortis BC for energy efficient home upgrades(for example: the Home Energy Rebate Offer -HERO program).  Your Certified Energy Advisor will provide support to access qualifying rebates. Some rebates will require a post energy assessment that documents the energy savings from your home energy efficient upgrades.

Through East Kootenay Energy Diet, post energy assessments are also available at the reduced cost of $140 or less until May 31 as well. Regular value is $150. However, they are free in Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood; $40 in Kimberley and rural areas of RDEK.

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