Save money on energy and make your home more comfortable.
Schedule a Visit With The Home Energy Squad Enhanced
Keeping your home comfortable year round can be costly if your house has insufficient insulation and weatherproofing. A comprehensive visit from the Home Energy Squad can start saving you money right away.
The City of Hopkins partners with the Home Energy Squad (a program of the MN Center for Energy and the Environment) to provide these visits at a reduced cost of $50 for Hopkins residents.
The Home Energy Squad Enhanced visit involves two energy consultants-an energy technician and energy counselor-who visit your home for about two hours.
The energy technician looks at your insulation levels, does a blower door test to measure the home for air leaks, and safety checks your heating system and water heater.
While the diagnostic tests are being conducted, the energy counselor accompanies you around your home to point out energy saving tips and install energy saving materials.
At the end of your visit, the energy consultants go over their recommendations for increased energy efficiency in your home and provide you with a Home Energy Report. (View sample report (PDF))
Making Recommended Improvements
To help accomplish recommended home improvement projects, the visit qualifies participants to receive low interest energy financing from the Center for Energy and Environment’s Lending Center. Participants are also given an approved contractor list* when insulation work is recommended.
For more information go to the Center for Energy and Environment. Visits are provided by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy, in partnership with the Center for Energy and Environment and the City of Hopkins.