eMERGE Guelph

Home Tune-Ups on Hold until Further notice

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve around the world and in our community, the health and wellbeing of Guelph residents remains our top priority.   Therefore, eMERGE Guelph have implemented additional measures to our current processes and procedures to ensure the health and safety of those whom we serve and our employees.  One of the safety measures that is in place now is to put all Home Tune up appointments on hold till further notice. If you have an urgent need to book an appointment, send us an email to: rasha@emergeguelph.ca and we will coordinate with you as soon as possible.

If you already booked an appointment with us, we will help you to reschedule your appointment, without penalty.  If you have an illness associated with exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your home visit.  There is no penalty if you reschedule your appointment.

We are grateful for your continued support and committed to meeting our responsibility to you.  These are difficult times and we encourage you to safely look out for one another – we will get through this together.

Book your Home Tune-up today!

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Looking to reduce your utility bills or become certified as a Blue Built Home? You’ve come to the right place. Receive one-on-one advice from our friendly and trained Home Advisors on target areas for you to save money within your home.

Your Home Tune-up will include:

  • On the spot retrofits for instant savings on your hydro and gas bills
  • Blue Built Home certification assessment
  • Connections to local rebates/incentives/programs
  • A how to read and decode your utility bills and see how you measure up to the average Guelph home
  • Customized advice on Home Reno’s and Improvements

Don’t miss your chance to increase your homes comfort, save money on energy and water bills, while reducing your impact on the environment!  Book your Home Tune-up below.

We apologize, but are unable to service areas outside of Guelph. If you live in Rockwood, please email rasha@emergeguelph.ca.

  • Book Your Home Tune-up
  • Testimonials
  • FAQ

  • If you cannot find a time that works for you please email rasha@emergeguelph.ca.

    Please note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any visit not cancelled within 24 hours of your appointment, will be charged $75.

  • Testimonials

    “Though I was already doing many energy-saving things in my home, I really did appreciate learning about the ones that I wasn’t.”
    “We have gotten the rain barrels working more efficiently. We have established more food producing plants and converted some lawn to clover and some to naturalized gardens.” 
    “I replaced my water softener and bought a new washing machine. I also replaced a toilet with a low flow one at another property I own. Thanks for the tips. My water consumption has gone down.”
  • FAQ

    Q: What is a Home Tune-up?

    A: A Home Tune-up is a one hour personalized home consultation where a trained advisor will evaluate ways to reduce your water, energy, and waste consumption in addition to talking about sustainable food choices and alternative transportation options.

    The advisor will measure:

    • The flow rate of your faucets and shower heads
    • Check for toilet leaks
    • Address the efficiency of your appliances

    If necessary, will install water and energy-saving devices such as:

    • Low-flow shower heads and tap aerators
    • Hot water pipe insulation

    The trained advisor will also tell you about incentive or rebate programs that are offered in the community that match your tailored energy or water saving suggestions. Time will be set aside to talk about accessing local foods and alternative transportation methods. At the end of the visit, you will receive a detailed report outlining the water and energy cost savings estimated from the installed retrofit devices, as well as a customized plan and tips outlining further actions you can take to achieve a lighter lifestyle!

    Q: Who is eligible to receive a Home Tune-up?

    A: You are eligible if you own a home or rent in Guelph. You must be on municipal water.

    Q: How much does a Home Tune-up cost?

    A: The Home Tune-up will be offered free of charge to all homeowners and renters in Guelph. Any retrofits we add to your home (shower heads or tap aerators) are also all free of charge.

    Q: Who is paying for this program?

    A: eMERGE Guelph was initially sponsored by funding from an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant. From there the Efficient Home Visit has flourished through a collaborative effort between the City of Guelph, Union Gas, Guelph Hydro, TD Friends of the Environment, and many other smaller partners. Funding and in-kind contributions have been provided by all project partners.