No-interest financing for energy-efficiency upgrades

While funding lasts, the City of Minneapolis offers Minneapolis residents zero percent financing on energy-saving upgrades recommended by Home Energy Squad experts. 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 9,000 households have already benefitted from the program.

At the home visit, a team of energy experts will evaluate energy-saving opportunities and install free materials to help property owners and renters start saving on the spot. They will install energy-saving materials such as door weatherstripping, a water heater blanket, high-efficiency lightbulbs, a programmable thermostat, and high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators. They also test homes for air leaks, inspect attic and wall insulation using an infrared camera, and safety-check heating systems and water heaters.

They may recommend energy upgrades such as insulation and/or air sealing based on the test results. For any recommended upgrades, participants will receive a personalized quote and an opportunity to schedule the work with a qualified contractor. All Minneapolis participants can get zero percent financing on those upgrades through the end of the year or while funding lasts.

Home Energy Squad visits are $70, or free to income-qualified Minneapolis residents including renters. The City offers free visits to qualified households with an income less than $48,100 for one person, $54,950 for two people, $61,850 for three people, or up to $90,650 for eight people.

Homeowners and renters can call 612-335-5874 or visit to schedule a visit and learn more about zero percent financing.