Minneapolis offers no-interest financing for recommended energy-efficiency upgrades

While funding lasts, the City of Minneapolis offers Minneapolis residents zero percent financing on energy-saving upgrades recommended by Home Energy Squad experts. Home Energy Squad visits bring energy efficiency experts to participants’ homes to install energy-saving materials and make recommendations on energy-saving upgrades. More than 9,000 households have already benefitted from the program.

At the home visit, a team of energy experts will evaluate energy-saving opportunities and install free materials to help property owners and renters start saving on the spot. They will install energy-saving materials such as door weatherstripping, a water heater blanket, high-efficiency lightbulbs, a programmable thermostat, and high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators. They also test homes for air leaks, inspect attic and wall insulation using an infrared camera, and safety-check heating systems and water heaters.

They may recommend energy upgrades such as insulation and/or air sealing based on the test results. For any recommended upgrades, participants will receive a personalized quote and an opportunity to schedule the work with a qualified contractor. All Minneapolis participants can get zero percent financing on those upgrades through the end of the year or while funding lasts.

Home Energy Squad visits

Home Energy Squad visits are $70, or free to income-qualified Minneapolis residents including renters.

The City of Minneapolis offers free visits to qualified households with an income less than $48,100 for one person, $54,950 for two people, $61,850 for three people, or up to $90,650 for eight people.

Homeowners and renters can call 612-335-5874 or visit mncee.org/hes-mpls to schedule a visit and learn more about zero percent financing.

Published Oct 3, 2016