Home Energy Renovation Resources
Get personalized help and energy-smart recommendations with the City of Saskatoon’s home energy renovation resources. We’ve partnered with leading industry experts to make home energy renovations a breeze. Or at least, less confusing.
Get answers to questions like:
- What kind of financing, rebates and incentives are available for home energy renovations?
- When replacing my furnace or installing air conditioning, is a heat pump a better choice for cooling and heating?
- How do I make sense of my energy audit? What actions should I take and when?
- What kind of renovations would save me money on utility bills?
- Is my home a good candidate for solar power?
- Is my home the most energy-efficient property on the block? …Or the least?
Free telephone, email, and in-person energy coaching through Summerhill. It can be hard to know what to do with your energy audit or which renovations to tackle first, but experts are just a click or call away. Summerhill energy coaches can provide a virtual or in-person walkthrough of a home, discuss which home upgrades would most benefit you, and explain how you can reduce their energy consumption through day-to-day behaviours after their renovation. Call or email an energy coach with your questions today!
Residential Solar Potential Map
Explore your home’s solar potential with MyHEAT. Are solar panels right for your home? Use this self-serve tool to explore personalized financial and environmental benefits of going solar. Learn about your roof's yearly usable sunlight hours and get an estimate of solar panel space available. Check available incentive programs and contact a local installer using the quote template provided.
Know exactly what is going on with your utility bill. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to water and electricity consumption at your property. Running lots of fans or the A/C during hot weather? Sprinklers going full force to keep your turf and garden green? Using space heaters all day during cold snaps?
SmartUTIL allows residential utility customers to:
- View water and electricity usage and trends for your property(s) by the month, day, or hour (*electricity data is only available for Saskatoon Light & Power customers).
- Keep on budget – you can set spending alerts for water and/or electricity usage at your property and be notified if you’re about to exceed the dollar amount you specified.
- Take steps to conserve and reduce the impact on the environment by reviewing water and electricity data for your property.
Financing, Rebates and Incentives
Make the most of up to $40,000 in interest-free loans and receive up to $5,600 in grants to pay for your renovation through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. Save energy and make your home more comfortable.
Invest in energy efficient equipment to reduce natural gas and electrical usage associated with operating costs. The SaskEnergy Residential Equipment Replacement Rebate Program is available to any eligible registered homeowner or property owner.
The SaskPower Energy Assistance Program is available to all income-qualified Saskatchewan residents. High utility bills and the cost of energy efficient upgrades can be stressful for lower-income households. The City of Saskatoon’s partnership with SaskPower ensures that customers in both SaskPower’s and Saskatoon Light & Power’s service areas can access the program!
COMING SOON: Residential Energy Map and Digital Concierge
The City of Saskatoon is working with OPEN Regenerative Technologies Inc. to develop a self-service tool to provide homeowners with a digital energy label for their home, as well as home upgrade suggestions based on the age and building type of the home. The tool will also provide cost and payback estimates for home renovations and will allow homeowners to add actual upgrades completed on the home to the website to improve the home’s digital energy score.
Get Real About Home Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Course for Real Estate Agents
This program, designed and facilitated by Airtight Engineering, will teach Saskatchewan real estate agents about best-practice energy efficiency measures and their benefits; give them insight into current energy codes and incentive programs in Saskatchewan; and will give them tools to help their clients buy and sell energy efficient homes. For more information and to register, visit AirtightEngineering.ca.