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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.

Schedule A Visit

Schedule your visit on the Home Energy Squad Hopkins webpage.

What does the visit include?

The Home Energy Squad Enhanced visit involves two energy consultants–an energy technician and energy counselor–who visit your home for about two hours.

blower door testThe 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)

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.

More information

For more information go to www.mncee.org/hes-hopkins. Visits are provided by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy, in partnership with the Center for Energy and Environment and the City of Hopkins.

Contacts

  • Community Development Coordinator

    952-548-6343

*To get on the approved list, a contractor must:

  1. Obtain an installer certification from the Building Performance Institute
  2. Have 10% of their work randomly checked to ensure that consistently high standards are met
  3. Correct any work that is found not to meet standards
  4. Offer a one year warranty to customers

Testimonial

“With our older housing stock in Hopkins, houses weren’t built with the same energy efficient features that they are today. To have a short and long term plan for saving energy is really valuable. The energy team is professional, hard working, and prompt. They were able to nail down where we had deficiencies, and provide resources for implementing energy savings. It’s a great program and I think everyone should do it."
- Molly Cummings, visit participant

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