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CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy customers, you qualify for an energy visit!

We help you solve energy problems at home so you can save money and stay comfortable.

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Program Highlights

Instant Energy Savings

Our staff install materials at the visit so you save energy and money right away.

Equipment Inspection

We inspect your insulation, heating and cooling systems, and water heater.

Support on Next Steps

Energy Advisors connect you to vetted contractors, specialized financing, and rebates.

How It Works

Optional Virtual Visit Consultation

This optional video call or phone call will help you discover low-cost energy-saving opportunities — and identify possible future projects to save you even more. This is a step as part of our COVID-19 protocol, to help minimize our time and contact in your home.

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In-Home Visit

If our virtual visit team thinks your home could benefit from an in-home visit, we’ll connect you to the best-fit option for your needs.

Energy Saver Visit — $70, price reduced in some cities

For newer houses (built in 2000 and after), mobile homes, condos, and renters

  • Install energy-saving materials such as: LED lightbulbs, door and attic hatch weather-stripping, programmable thermostat, and high-efficiency water fixtures.
  • Assess and adjust water heater temperature.
  • Determine next steps.

Energy Planner Visit — $100, price reduced in some cities

Recommended for homes built before 2000

  • Install energy-saving materials such as: LED lightbulbs, door and attic hatch weather-stripping, programmable thermostat, and high-efficiency water fixtures.
  • Assess and adjust water heater temperature.
  • Perform a blower door test to measure your home for air leaks.
  • Complete an insulation inspection of your attic and walls using an infrared camera.
  • Perform a safety test on your home's heating system and water heater.
  • Determine next steps.

Free Support and Guidance for Home Energy Improvements

If your home has an opportunity for significant savings through larger home improvement projects such as additional insulation, attic air sealing, or replacing old heating equipment — our advisors make these big steps easy by connecting you with a vetted list of qualified contractors, specialized financing, and utility rebates.

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Home Energy Squad is provided by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, delivered by CEE.

Home Energy Squad visits are currently available to anyone with a CenterPoint Energy or Xcel Energy account.

We know that every house has different opportunities, which is why the Home Energy Squad doesn't offer cookie-cutter visits. Each visit will be tailored to your needs and interests, including which materials are installed. For example, if you already have certain products installed, we may skip those and choose to spend more time on diagnostics or helping you plan next steps.

Free visits are available to income-qualified households. View the full current income guidelines on the MN Department of Commerce website.

2021 maximum energy assistance program income guidelines are based on the three most recent months of income.

Household Size The Month Maximum Annual Income
1 $7,066 $28,266
2 $9,240 $36,963
3 $11,415 $45,660
4 $13,589 $54,357
5 $15,763 $63,054
6 $17,937 $71,751
7 $18,345 $73,382

 

 

 

Even if you have had a utility audit performed on your home in the past, Home Energy Squad can still be a useful program to help reduce energy costs and connect with other resources. If you have completed any energy improvements on your home since your utility audit — especially air sealing or insulation — then we can check to make sure that your installed measures are actually saving energy.

We make saving energy easy.

CEE works with many cities to buy down the cost of visits and provide special resources for their residents.

Don’t see your city? Home Energy Squad visits are available to anyone with a CenterPoint Energy or Xcel Energy account. Sign up for a visit.

Intercity Challenge

The Intercity Home Energy Squad® Challenge was formed to challenge residents to get a home energy visit through the Home Energy Squad to learn how their home uses energy and identify energy-saving opportunities. At the end of 2021, the city with the highest participation per capita wins. A traveling trophy will be on display for the winning city. All types of visits count toward the goal. 

Read more and view the current Challenge standings

To schedule your Home Energy Squad visit complete the questions below. After submitting this form you will receive a confirmation email. If you request a phone call, we will do our best to get back to you within one business day.

Prefer to call? 651-328-6220

 

Our COVID-19 policies are here to keep you and our staff safe. 

Staff will wear masks at all times, wash or sanitize hands on a regular basis, and follow social distancing protocols whenever possible. 

Homeowners will be asked in advance about the possibility of following social distancing protocols in their home, whether anyone in the home has been showing COVID-19 symptoms, and be requested to wear masks.