Resources

Utility Insulation and Air Sealing Rebates
Utility Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Rebates
Financing Options


Home Energy Squad Enhanced participants have many resources to help make the process of completing energy improvements affordable and easy.  If our crews recommend attic insulation and/or air sealing, wall insulation, or high efficiency heating equipment, we can connect you with rebate information and affordable financing options. Our goal is help you make energy improvements a reality. 

If you have questions about rebates, financing or contractors, please contact our Energy Advisors at 612-244-2428.

Utility Insulation and Air Sealing Rebates

The following inslatuion and air sealing rebates are available to those who's primary heating fuel is provided by Xcel Energy. Maximum rebate for the insualtion program is $750.

Recommended Improvement Rebate
Air Sealing & Weather Stripping 30% of costs, $150 maximum
Attic Insulation 30% of costs, $300 maximum
Wall Insulation 30% of costs, $300 maximum


Steps to apply for your rebate: 

  1. Contact a rebate eligible installer
  2. Complete a qualifying energy improvement
  3. Work with your contractor to submit your rebate application

Visit Xcel Energy's Website for full rebate information.

Utility Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Rebates

Please contact your utility company or click on the links below for more information about heating, cooling and water heating rebates.

Financing Options

 
The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) provides low interest financing for improvements for homeowners, rental renovation, businesses and nonprofits across Minnesota. As a nontraditional lender, CEE provides competitive rates, technical assistance, and a wide range of financing that can be tailored to fit your budget. 
 

Home Energy Loan Program

 
2.99% Home Energy Loan financing is available for single family homeowners who have completed a CEE home energy visit!
 
  • Maximum Loan: $10,000
  • Interest Rate: 2.99% (3.029% Annual Percentage Rate)
  • Income Limit: None
  • Eligible Improvements: Insulation, air sealing, heating, cooling, water heater and more.

Home Improvement Loan Program

 
  • Maximum Loan: $20,000
  • Interest rate: 5.99% (6.032% Annual Percentage Rate)
  • Income Limit:None
  • Eligible Improvements: most interior and exterior improvements are eligible.