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Home Energy Squad

We do all the work. You get all the savings. Call the Home Energy Squad and we can fix leaky doors, replace an old thermostat and inefficient incandescent bulbs quickly, and more. Efficiently and affordably, we can find air leaks, and provide a consultation on how to make more energy-efficient improvements.

Get Started with a Home Energy Squad enhanced visit - two programs in one!

  1. Schedule an appointment by calling 866-222-4595 or enrolling online (external link).

  2. Receive an in-home visit from local efficiency experts who will perform a Home Energy Audit and identify and discuss the small home improvements that can help you save money. Then, the Home Energy Squad team gets to work installing your preferred energy saving measures.

  3. Pay only $100 and receive energy-saving items such as LED bulbs, programmable thermostats, weather stripping and more. They can perform a blower door test to find those leaks, a thermal audit during winter season, and help you prioritize additional improvements. Installation, labor, and materials are free - that's more than $600 in value!

  4. Have the equipment installed for you in two hours or less.

What's included

  • Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Door and attic hatch weather stripping
  • Blower door test
  • Thermal image testing
  • High-efficiency showerheads
  • Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators
  • Water heater temperature assessment, adjustment and insulation
  • And more

You may buy additional items if you choose. You may also purchase:

  • Second programmable thermostat
  • Electronics/TV peripheral timer

A standard Home Energy Squad visit that does not include blower door or thermal image testing, is available for $70 (a $200 value).

Eligibility

To qualify, you must be:

  • A residential electric customer of Xcel Energy, and a natural gas customer of Xcel Energy or CenterPoint Energy in Minnesota

Other restrictions may apply.

Low-income customers who live in Minnesota and receive their electricity and natural gas from Xcel Energy may be eligible for free materials in addition to labor.

Energy Saving Tip

Want to make a strong statement about energy efficiency? Consider whether your home might be a good candidate for a green roof, solar panels, or a geothermal system.

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