Winter can mean higher energy bills, ice dams and cold drafts for low-efficiency homes. For a limited time, the City of Minneapolis is offering free Home Energy Squad visits for residents – including renters – living in one-four unit homes.
During your Home Energy Squad visit, a team of energy experts will evaluate energy saving opportunities in your home and install materials to help you start saving on the spot. These upgrades can include door weather stripping, high-efficiency water fixtures, LED bulbs and a programmable or smart thermostat. The visit may also include:
- A blower door test to measure your home for air leaks.
- An infrared inspection of your attic and walls for possible insulation improvements.
- A safety check of your home’s heating system and water heater.
- A tailored energy fitness plan for your home with a prioritized list of energy improvements and financing information.
If the Home Energy Squad recommends insulation or air sealing, you will receive a personalized quote and an opportunity to schedule the work with a qualified contractor. Minneapolis residents also have special access to 0% financing to complete insulation and air sealing work or to upgrade to heat pump electric water heaters, air source heat pumps or solar energy.
The Home Energy Squad program is provided by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy and delivered by the Center for Energy and Environment, a local nonprofit.
Sign up online or call 651-328-6220.