Minnesota is known for its frigid winters but the state also experiences hot, humid summers. This summer, many of us will retreat to air-conditioned spaces to escape the heat. However, we may notice an increase in our utility bills and will be looking for solutions to save energy and improve comfort. The City of Woodbury wants you to stay comfortable at home and keep your energy bills low!
To help homeowners increase energy savings and comfort throughout the year, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy offer Home Energy Squad. During a two-hour visit, a crew of two energy experts will visit your home to conduct an assessment to reveal opportunities for energy savings and the installation of energy saving products such as LED bulbs, door weather-stripping, water savers and a programmable thermostat, at no extra cost. There is also the option of a no-cost virtual consultation.
To increase energy savings this summer, for a limited time Xcel Energy is offering FREE smart thermostats for customers that have central air and sign up for the AC Rewards program.
Discounted Energy Planner Visits available for residents
As an incentive, the City of Woodbury will buy down the cost of the program's Energy Planner Visits. These visits include the installed items listed above plus a comprehensive energy audit with a blower-door test to measure for air leaks, insulation inspection, safety check on heating system and water heater and recommendations for next steps. Normally $100, Woodbury residents only pay $70 for this visit.
Free in-person visits are also available to income-qualified households.
To schedule an appointment with the Home Energy Squad, call 651-328-6220 or visit the HES website.
Learn more and schedule your visit