Free home energy efficiency visits

The City of Minneapolis is offering free Home Energy Squad visits to income-qualified Minneapolis households while funds last. Visits are available for $70 to Minneapolis households over the income limit. The Home Energy Squad visits bring energy efficiency experts to participants’ homes to install energy-saving materials and make recommendations on energy-saving upgrades. More than 7,000 households have already benefitted from the program.
For a limited time, the City of Minneapolis also offers no-interest financing to participants making insulation and air sealing upgrades recommended by the Home Energy Squad.
While funds last, Minneapolis is offering free Home Energy Squad visits for households with incomes less than $35,310 for one person plus $12,480 for each additional person. That’s $47,790 for two people, $60,270 for three people, or up to $122,670 for eight people. Homeowners can call 612-335-5874 to confirm eligibility and schedule a visit.
Any Minneapolis home can receive the visit for $70 – which includes a consultation, materials and labor.
A crew of energy consultants will visit homes and: Install energy-saving materials such as door weatherstripping, compact fluorescent light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, and high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators; test for air leaks; inspect the insulation in attics and walls; check heating systems and water heaters for safety; recommend energy upgrades based on what they find in the tests; and refer homeowners to no-interest financing if they decide to do certain recommended upgrades.
To schedule a Home Energy Squad visit, call 612-335-5874 or visit For info about no-interest financing on recommended insulation and air sealing upgrades, call 612-335-5884. Find general info at