eMERGE Guelph

Book your Home Tune-up today!


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
  • 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
  • Connections with local foods, sustainable transportation options and new household waste techniques

Don’t miss your chance to increase your homes comfort, save money on energy bills and reduce 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 steve@emergeguelph.ca.

  • Book Your Home Tune-up
  • Testimonials
  • FAQ

  • We now offer Monday evening visits!  If you cannot find a time that works for you please email homevisits@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.