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Home Insulation

You've dreamed of having a new home of your own for a long time, and now here you are, looking at the building plans!

Of course, you want your home to be comfortable – warm in the winter, cool in the summer.

Warm or cool, however, means energy costs...

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Wall Insulation

It's a well-known fact that walls are an important source of heat loss.

As a result, the better you insulate your building envelope, the more you will be able to invest, in the medium term, on something else than house repairs – your RSPs, for example!.

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Basement Insulation

Your basement is a large area that is critical to your insulation: according to Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, an uninsulated basement increases energy consumption by 25% or more!

With the new thermal insulation standards, you must insulate your basement, whether you intend to finish it or not!

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Attic Insulation

"To have a good roof over one’s head": this very expression says how important this part of your home is!

It is a well-known fact that heat rises, and your roof – the barrier between you and the open sky – is what prevents it from escaping. Therefore, it must be as airtight as possible!

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Floor and Ceiling Insulation

As you learned on the page about basement insulation, a basement’s concrete slab must be well insulated.

We would also like to draw your attention to three features:

  • Heated floors
  • Overhanging floors
  • Floors above a garage
     

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Soundproofing

What is music to one person’s ears is noise to another’s, and vice versa.

In other words, our perception of "noise" is subjective.

Subjective or not, if you're building a new house, you’ll want to establish the noise levels to which you are willing to be exposed beforehand. As a general rule, the more airtight your house, the less you’ll be disturbed by noise.

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Subsidies

Novoclimat

The Novoclimat program offers a $1,500 to $2,000  credit towards the purchase of an energy efficient home...

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