Coaching, evaluation & referrals
Experts and contractors are available to help
Once you've decided to start a home renovation, we understand that planning and researching can be challenging, and at times overwhelming. Here are some tips and resources to help you kick start your project.
If you have questions about energy efficiency upgrade options, products and technologies that are right for your home, or available rebates to make your projects more affordable, pick up the phone or go online to connect with a knowledgeable energy coach for free. You will be provided with building science-based information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Keep this resource in mind throughout your renovation as the energy coach can answer your questions at all stages of your home energy improvement project. All services are free of charge.
The BC Home Energy Coach Hotline is funded by the Province of B.C.
BC Home Energy Coach
Phone: 1 844 881 9790 (toll free)
An EnerGuide home evaluation provides a customized in-home assessment of your home's energy use and provides access to additional rebates.
For information about an EnerGuide home evaluation, visit Natural Resources Canada and search "EnerGuide home evaluation."
Performed by an energy advisor licensed by Natural Resources Canada, this evaluation gives you a comprehensive look at your home's energy performance and also establishes EnerGuide label rating for your home. It also helps you make decisions and prioritize which upgrades will save you on energy costs and make your home more comfortable.
And it gets better – if you complete your EnerGuide home evaluation with a program qualified energy advisor, you may be eligible for more rebates:
- $150 home evaluation rebate
- Up to $500 draftproofing rebate
- $750 bonus for 3 qualifying upgrades
There are many ways to start your search in finding a contractor – referrals from friends and family, local advertising, and online searches.
The Home Energy Coach website has some great tips on finding and retaining a contractor including
- Qualification and training
- Questions to ask your contractor
- Contract tips
Choosing the right contractor can have a great impact on the success of your project. A reliable contractor helps you deliver your project on time and on budget. Don't forget to get multiple quotes.