News items produced by the City of Eden Prairie Communications Division are intended for members of the news media and the community at large.
Save on Energy Costs with Home Energy Audit
Eden Prairie homeowners who are Xcel Energy® or CenterPoint Energy® customers can learn how to save money on energy bills from a Home Energy Squad® visit.
As part of its Sustainable Eden Prairie initiative and Energy Action Plan, the City is buying down the cost of Home Energy Squad visits to $50 for the first 200 homeowners who sign up beginning April 1. Visits normally cost $100 and are valued at more than $600.
Visit HomeEnergySquad.net to schedule a Home Energy Squad appointment or call 866-222-4595.
Service is delivered by the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), a nonprofit organization with nearly 40 years of experience helping homeowners save energy and money on their utility bills. During the typical 2.5-hour visit, crew installs energy-saving materials, performs diagnostic tests and helps residents develop a customized plan for saving energy.
During the typical 2.5-hour visit, a team of trusted energy consultants installs energy-saving materials, performs diagnostic tests and helps residents develop a customized plan for saving energy, which can help reduce utility bills and make homes more comfortable.
Materials installed during the visit for no additional cost may include a programmable thermostat, door and attic hatch weather stripping, high-efficiency water fixtures and LED light bulbs. Home Energy Squad consultants also conduct a blower door test, infrared camera inspection, combustion safety test on the home's heating system and water heater, and check attic and wall insulation levels.
At the end of the visit, homeowners receive a custom report with prioritized recommendations. If the home needs insulation or air-sealing upgrades, cost estimates are provided with an option to schedule the work with a contractor that day.