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[Green Ontario Fund] ON - new Gov't rebates for insulation heat pumps, etc

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janko023 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:20 am
Have been getting wide ranges of measurements so I did a measurement myself and the result was 900sqft so results bellow are based on what they thought it was.

What I got so far

Reitzel (phone quote based on 1000sqft) - R50 - $1.25sqft. No mention of baffles or need for any additions (could be something they try to sell you on while at the job site). Would not give install date

Brand Insulation (phone quote based on google image measurements 1100sqft) - R50 - $1.1sqft - baffled at $5 each installed and pot light covering at $5 installed each
Brand Insulation (phone quote based on google image measurements 1100sqft) - R60 - $1.2sqft - baffled at $5 each installed and pot light covering at $5 installed each
One thing about Brand is that they mentioned that everything needs to be done by end of march and that they are almost all booked up (gae a date of march 22nd as the first available). Kept placing me on hold to answer calls every 5 min. Not sure if this was a tactic to make it seem like they are insanely busy or actually are.

Exotherm (phone quote based on 1000sqft) - R50/R60 - $1.2 - do not install baffles - The guy was terrible to deal with over the phone like he was doing me a fav in answering and I was bothering him.
Install date as soon as next week.

Constant Home Comfort (on site assessment) - laser measured 750sqft (its wrong) - R50 - $1000 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (on site assessment) - laser measured 750sqft (its wrong) - R60 - $1100 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (Asked for re quote based on 1000sqft) - R50 - $1150 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (Asked for re quote based on 1000sqft) - R60 - $1250 plus $10 per baffle installed
Install date avaiable as soon as next week.
Thank you for this info. I also got $1.20 for R60 so essentially this is THE price now. Baffles are included. No big deal. Plus tax Plus admin fee in some cases.
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janko023 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:20 am
Have been getting wide ranges of measurements so I did a measurement myself and the result was 900sqft so results bellow are based on what they thought it was.

What I got so far

Reitzel (phone quote based on 1000sqft) - R50 - $1.25sqft. No mention of baffles or need for any additions (could be something they try to sell you on while at the job site). Would not give install date

Brand Insulation (phone quote based on google image measurements 1100sqft) - R50 - $1.1sqft - baffled at $5 each installed and pot light covering at $5 installed each
Brand Insulation (phone quote based on google image measurements 1100sqft) - R60 - $1.2sqft - baffled at $5 each installed and pot light covering at $5 installed each
One thing about Brand is that they mentioned that everything needs to be done by end of march and that they are almost all booked up (gae a date of march 22nd as the first available). Kept placing me on hold to answer calls every 5 min. Not sure if this was a tactic to make it seem like they are insanely busy or actually are.

Exotherm (phone quote based on 1000sqft) - R50/R60 - $1.2 - do not install baffles - The guy was terrible to deal with over the phone like he was doing me a fav in answering and I was bothering him.
Install date as soon as next week.

Constant Home Comfort (on site assessment) - laser measured 750sqft (its wrong) - R50 - $1000 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (on site assessment) - laser measured 750sqft (its wrong) - R60 - $1100 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (Asked for re quote based on 1000sqft) - R50 - $1150 plus $10 per baffle installed
Constant Home Comfort (Asked for re quote based on 1000sqft) - R60 - $1250 plus $10 per baffle installed
Install date avaiable as soon as next week.
how did u do your own measurement?

i use google map to measure and wondering how accurate it is
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Louking wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:23 am
Thank you for this info. I also got $1.20 for R60 so essentially this is THE price now. Baffles are included. No big deal. Plus tax Plus admin fee in some cases.
$1.20 for R60 include baffles? which company?
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I'm in Orillia and looking for blown in insulation for my attic, any experience with any contractors or recommendations for the Orillia area?
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so R60 is better than R50?
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kiasu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:07 am
how did u do your own measurement?

i use google map to measure and wondering how accurate it is
Mine is is fairly square so wasn't too hard, Took a tape measure and went from outside wall to outside wall from the inside, then did the same the other way adding dimensions if needed. Then L x W = sqft
Using google maps I got 1000 but the roof over hangs past the house, plus you need to accoufor wall thickness so its not too far off.
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kiasu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:12 am
so R60 is better than R50?
I asked this and the answer is, you will not notice a difference and the difference in your bill will not be all that different. What it does is future proof you for any building code changes moving forward. Do R60 and don't have to worry about it for a long while.
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someone told me new appliances like fridges and stoves etc are included in this rebate program, I can't find anything about it. does anyone know if this is true?
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kiasu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:09 am
$1.20 for R60 include baffles? which company?
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Have you checked by any chance if they added sufficient amount of insulation?
There are a couple of reviews on HomeStars mentioning they did not get what they paid for (e.g., 13'' instead of 17'' from a later energy audit). Not sure if it is because the insulation settles a bit after application, but 4 inch of a difference is not really small.

Holystone wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:59 am
I had my attic insulation topped earlier this fall through Dominion. It cost me $1.02/sq ft. The top up was from 6.5-7" to 18". Everything went smoothly and I didn't have any issues with them. They automatically applied the 10% discount. Jack up the price by 10% and then give a discount of 10%. Customer is happy!
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so anyone can recommend a window company in Mississauga with good rate?
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janko023 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:18 am
Mine is is fairly square so wasn't too hard, Took a tape measure and went from outside wall to outside wall from the inside, then did the same the other way adding dimensions if needed. Then L x W = sqft
Using google maps I got 1000 but the roof over hangs past the house, plus you need to accoufor wall thickness so its not too far off.
janko023 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:19 am
I asked this and the answer is, you will not notice a difference and the difference in your bill will not be all that different. What it does is future proof you for any building code changes moving forward. Do R60 and don't have to worry about it for a long while.
Louking wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:34 am
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thank you..

i need to call back Brand and see if they include the baffles to my quote.
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Louking wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:34 am
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Did you get the work done yet? If yes can you post review?
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djjungly wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:41 am
so anyone can recommend a window company in Mississauga with good rate?
Me. Once we see how the windows shake out exactly as specs are still in limbo. I’ll quote you from your measurements as even a comparator if you like. Its nothing for me to do a quote.

GreenOn will have a LOT more locations for windows by Jan 31. Program is set for at least all of 2018 right now, so no sense rushing into the wrong thing.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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kiasu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:12 am
so R60 is better than R50?
janko023 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:19 am
I asked this and the answer is, you will not notice a difference and the difference in your bill will not be all that different. What it does is future proof you for any building code changes moving forward. Do R60 and don't have to worry about it for a long while.
Im sorry I dont agree.... There is a law of diminishing returns on insulation but more insulation WILL lower your heat/AC bill. But no sense putting in R120 and spending double to get an extra 5% efficiency (numbers are an example obviously).

Personally when I did my own attic I calculated R60 to be the sweet spot for cost vs gain.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.

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