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Did you know we do visits year-round to help you save in every season?

Free visits available to those who qualify. 

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

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Select the right visit type for your home

HES offers 2 types of visits. 的 Energy Saver Visit, for homes built in or after 2000, the Energy Planner Visit, for homes built before 2000.

Have your in-home visit

During your visit, our staff will install energy-saving materials 和 inspect your insulation, heating 和 cooling systems, water heater.

Receive free support on next steps.

Our help doesn’t stop after the visit! If you receive recommendations for larger home improvements, our Energy Advisor Service will help you navigate these projects by connecting you to vetted contractors, special financing, available rebates.

访问Type

Energy Saver Visit

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If you are interested in scheduling more than one visit, call 或电子邮件 us to schedule. 

成本
$70, price reduced in some cities, free visits to those who qualify.

房子的类型
Newer houses (built in 2000 和 after), mobile homes, condos, renters 

访问包括  

  • Install energy-saving materials such as LED Lightbulbs*, door 和 attic hatch weather-stripping, programmable or smart thermostat, high-efficiency water fixtures.  

  • Assess 和 adjust water heater temperature.  

  • Determine next steps.  

Energy Planner Visit

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报名

If you are interested in scheduling more than one visit, call 或电子邮件 us to schedule.

成本
$100, price reduced in some cities, free visits to those who qualify.

房子的类型
Houses built before 2000 
 

访问包括 

  • Install energy-saving materials such as LED Lightbulbs*, door 和 attic hatch weather-stripping, programmable or smart thermostat, high-efficiency water fixtures. 

  • Assess 和 adjust water heater temperature 

  • Perform a blower door test to measure your home for air leaks 

  • Complete an insulation inspection of your attic 和 walls using an infrared camera 

  • Perform a safety test on your home’s heating system 和 water heater 

  • Determine next steps 

Virtual or phone consultations are available if preferred. Sign up for a virtual or phone visit 在这里.

*LED lightbulbs available to Xcel能源 electric customers 

家庭能源 Squad is provided by Xcel能源 和 CenterPoint Energy, delivered by CEE.

 

Need assistance scheduling? 

 呼叫 651-328-6220 或电子邮件 HESscheduling@168west.com 和 our scheduling team will help get your visit set up.

After your visit

Already had your HES visit 和 ready to get started on your recommended projects? CEE's Energy Advisor service can help you take the next steps on these projects. Your Energy Advisor will help answer questions, prioritize projects, connect you to financing, utility rebates, high-quality contractors.

联系 an Energy Advisor

We make saving energy easy.

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

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

Intercity Challenge

的 Intercity 家庭能源 Squad® Challenge was formed in 2020 to challenge residents to learn how their home uses energy 和 identify energy-saving opportunities through a home energy visit from the 家庭能源 Squad. At the end of each calendar year, 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. 

学习 more 和 view the current Challenge st和ings

Check out the 2022 Challenge Results

Frequently Asked Questions

家庭能源 Squad visits are currently available to any resident of Minnesota with a CenterPoint Energy or Xcel能源 account.

的 Squad brings several ecobee 和 巢 smart thermostats that can be installed at the visit if they are compatible with the home’s HVAC system. Some customers will qualify for a free smart thermostat or additional utility discounts.

Xcel能源 Smart 的rmostat Discounts:

  • Income qualified electric customers can receive a free ecobee 3 Lite smart thermostat.
  • Customers with central AC can receive a $50 instant rebate when they install a smart thermostat.
  • An ecobee 3 Lite is free when you sign up for Xcel’s AC rewards program. Or you can receive an instant rebate of $75 applied towards the cost of an ecobee Premium smart thermostat with voice control.

CenterPoint Energy Smart 的rmostat Discounts:

  • Customers with a natural gas heating system can receive a $50 instant rebate on both ecobee 和 巢 smart thermostats.

For more information on what a smart thermostat is 和 how they work, you can learn more on the ecobee 网站.

Premium smart thermostats maybe be installed instead of an ecobee 3 Lite for an additional cost. Ask the Squad about these options during your visit.

的 use 和 installation of smart thermostats is dependent on their compatibility with the home’s HVAC system. T在这里 are some cases w在这里 the Squad will not be able to provide or install a smart thermostat.

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

Free visits are available to income-qualified households (<50% AMI). Income limits are set annually by the MN Department of Commerce.

家庭规模 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
收入限制 $32,664 $42,708 $52,764 $62,820 $72,864 $82,920 $90,840 $101,120

 

金色的山谷田生, St. 路易公园, 浣熊急流 pay the full cost of HES visits for residents under 80% AMI.

家庭规模 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
收入限制 $66,300 $75,750 $85,200 $94,650 $102,250 $109,800 $117,400 $124,950

 

埃迪娜 pays the full cost of HES visits for households with an annual income less than $100,000.

 

明尼阿波里斯市 pays the full cost of HES visit for all households, while funds last. 

Even if you have had a utility audit performed on your home in the past, 家庭能源 Squad can still be a useful program to help reduce energy costs 和 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.

While not necessary to conduct an energy audit, the infrared camera (IR) can be a useful tool when t在这里 is at least a 20 degree temperature difference between your home’s indoor air temperature 和 和 the outdoor temperature. IR images are one way your auditor can identify specific areas in your home that may have insufficient insulation or air sealing such as your exterior walls or attic. 的se images are typically collected while the auditor is also running the blower door test, which performs effectively at all temperatures.

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