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Home Energy Squad® is here to help you solve problems and improve your home's energy efficiency, comfort, and durability.

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HOW IT WORKS

 

Step 1. VIRTUAL VISIT/PRE-VISIT CONSULTATION 

Our virtual visit is your entry point to Home Energy Squad. This 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 required step as part of our COVID-19 protocol, to help minimize our time and contact in your home.

Once your virtual visit is complete our team of experts will help you take your next step. For some, it could be an in-home visit, for others we will connect you directly to our energy advisors who can assist you with upgrades, financing, and more. 

Learn more about the safety measures we take to keep your family and our staff safe during COVID-19.

 

Step 2. 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 visit for your needs. We offer two types of in-home visits:

Energy Saver Visit: Intended for newer houses (built from 2000 on), mobile homes, condos, and renters.


A two-person team will come to your home and:
  • 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: Recommended for homes built before 2000.

A two-person team will come to your home and:

  • 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.

  *Eligible for Xcel or Dakota electric customers only.
 

Step 3. SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR MAJOR HOME ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS

For some you will go right from our virtual visit and be connected to our team of energy advisors. Others will be connected to our advisors after your in-home visit.

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 larger steps easy by connecting you with a vetted list of qualified contractors, specialized financing and utility rebates.

Have questions after your visit? Contact our energy advisors at 612-244-2484 or energyadvisor@mncee.org.