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Home Energy Audit

The quickest, simplest way to optimize your home's efficiency and set you on the path to lower energy bills and a more efficient home.

Get Started

  1. Request an appointment using our online form or call us at 800-895-4999.

  2. Audits have been discounted to make it easier for everyone to take advantage. You can receive an in-home audit at about 75% less than market value through the Home Energy Audit program.

  3. To qualify for the Home Walkthrough and the Standard Audit, you must be a Minnesota natural gas and/or electric customer of Xcel Energy.
Audit Pricing
$30 Home Walkthrough

A comprehensive whole-house inspection where a certified auditor will:

  • Perform a comprehensive inspection of your home’s exterior, such as windows and doors
  • Analyze insulation levels throughout the home
  • Examine the age, efficiency, and general condition of your mechanical systems
  • Perform a basic analysis of your utility bills
$60 Standard Audit

Includes everything from the Home Walkthrough, plus the auditor will:

  • Perform a carbon monoxide test
  • Use the blower door diagnostic tool to determine how much air your home loses each hour through leakage. Leaked air needs to be reheated or re-cooled, increasing your energy bills.
  • Propose more tailored solutions to address air leaks, eliminate ice dams, and reduce conditioned air loss and the related energy consumption
  • If applicable, the audit will include an infrared scan of walls and ceilings to help evaluate internal structure such as drywall and insulation. This may show temperature differences to see where insulation is present, missing, or not working effectively.

The Home Energy Audit program allows a customer to have one audit every three years. The only exception occurs with an upgraded audit, which can be done within three years of a Home Walkthrough.

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Want more ways to save?

Use the Rebate Finder Tool to discover energy programs.

Energy Saving Tip

Create your own shade by planting a tree in a strategic location in your yard to block sunlight from pouring into your windows. It doesn't get much more green than a tree!

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Install carbon monoxide detectors and annually hire a qualified contractor to inspect your home for proper ventilation.

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