Home & Energy

Home Energy Assessment Program

EcoSuperior is committed to helping you reduce your energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint.

22% of our end-use greenhouse gas emissions come from warming, cooling and powering our residential and commercial-institutional buildings. As a homeowner, you can do your part to help Canada reach a net-zero emissions future by making your home more energy-efficient with EcoSuperior's Home Energy Assessment Program.

HER+ Program Update


There are some changes coming to the HER+ (Home Efficiency Rebate Plus Program). Natural Resources Canada has indicated funding has been used up quickly and is expecting the program to suspend new enrollments in Spring 2024. As program registration will continue to this time, we encourage you to book your evaluation as soon as possible to take advantage of this remaining opportunity. Any home that has started the HER+ process will be allowed to complete everything (including post-assessment).

EcoSuperior is dedicated to supporting positive improvements for people and the planet. If you have questions regarding an evaluation, please contact our office. If you have questions regarding eligibility and program details, please visit Enbridge Gas.


  • Helps you reduce energy costs
  • Increases home comfort by eliminating drafty areas
  • Increases the value of your home
  • Contributes to a healthier planet
  • Provides access to the Home Renovation Rebate program.

Enbridge Gas Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) 

Enbridge Gas and the Government of Canada's Greener Homes Grant have partnered to provide rebates towards eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, heat pumps, and renewable energy systems. Homeowners are now eligible to receive up to $10,000 back.

Click below for details and to learn if you are eligible!

Learn more!

Steps to Participate

1. Visit Enbridge Gas to see if you are eligible to participate! If you are not eligible, please do not book an evaluation, as you will be charged a cancellation fee.

2. For residents in Thunder Bay and within a 50km radius, book your in-person Home Energy Evaluation ($500 fee) with one of our Registered Energy Advisers. Initial evaluations must be booked prior to renovations in order to be eligible.

3. When your renovations are complete, a post-renovation evaluation ($400) is required. 

Please note a cancellation fee of $50 will be charged to cover our processing fees. 

At this time, we are not booking evaluations outside of Thunder Bay. Please also note we cannot provide service for non-residential and multi-unit buildings.

Book your Home Energy Evaluation

EcoSuperior has three auditors to choose from. Appointments book quickly but availability is being added weekly, so please check back often to this link. It will allow you to see all calendars, book, and pay directly.


What Is Radon & How Is Your Health at Risk?

Radon is a colourless, odourless, and radioactive gas that is naturally occurring caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil, and you can’t see, smell, or taste it. Outside, radon gas disperses into fresh air, and is harmless. Though naturally occurring outdoors, radon can be a threat to your health indoors, where it can accumulate to high levels when it enters through pipes, drains, and foundation cracks.

The Ontario Lung Association has shown that smokers who are exposed to high levels of radon have a 1 in 3 chance of developing lung cancer, compared to a 1 in 10 chance for smokers not exposed to radon. Radon is measured in Becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m 3). Health Canada recommends that homes should not exceed 200 Bq/m3.

Radon in Thunder Bay

According to a study conducted by Health Canada in 2012, over 12% of homes in the Thunder Bay district have high radon levels. A focal study conducted by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit in 2015 found that on average, 16% of homes in our community have radon levels with a concentration of 200 Bq/m3 or higher. 


City Ward

Homes Tested

% with radon concentration of 200 Bq/m 3 or higher







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Radon in Oliver Paipoonge & Marathon

In 2018, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit conducted a study analyzing radon levels in Oliver Paipoonge and Marathon. The report found that on average, 65% of homes in Oliver Paipoonge and 17% of homes in Marathon have high radon levels. 

Radon Events

November is Radon Awareness Month! Check out our events page for more information on Radon Events.

Radon Testing

The only way to know whether your home has radon is to test it. Fortunately, testing your indoor environments for radon is easy and inexpensive! 

Health Canada recommends testing your environment for 90 days to 1 year, using a long-term detector certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program. 

Detectors cost approximately $50, and can be purchased at EcoSuperior, local hardware stores, or rented out by your local library for free. 

Click the images below to learn more about radon testing in your home. 






Water Rebates & Subsidies

Drainage Rebate

The City of Thunder Bay offers financial incentives to install household drainage improvements through the Residential Drainage Rebate Program.

City homeowners may qualify for a rebate toward:

  • Sump pumps
  • Backwater valves
  • The disconnection of weeping tile systems from city sanitary sewer services
  • & the installation of a new storm sewer connection

Please review the required program details and eligibility requirements in the documents below. Ensure applications are submitted as soon as possible. Rebates are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and available until funding is expended. 

Important Information

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Original receipts for contractor labour and materials
  • A copy of the City of Thunder Bay inspection report

Rebate amounts are listed in the program brochure. Household water accounts and taxes must be in good standing in order for the rebate to be processed.

*Non-profit organizations (such as churches or co-op housing), homeowners who qualify for the City of Thunder Bay Property Tax and Water Credit Programs (for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities), are eligible for additional rebates up to 80% of the invoiced cost of the work completed.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify:

  • Must be an existing single-family residential or multi-unit home;
  • Downspouts are properly disconnected from City sewer systems;
  • A licensed participating plumber must be hired to install the backwater valve and a qualified contractor to undertake all other work, 
  • Building permits and approved inspections must be obtained for associated work.

Rain Garden Rebate


Click Here to Learn More About Our Rain Garden Rebate Program