Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit can provide an overview of your energy opportunities at an amazing value. Home energy audits are great if you are looking to make significant upgrades with a home improvement project, recently moved into a new home, or just want to make sure your home is ready for all the crazy Minnesota seasons.
An assessment by a professional auditor will determine the cost-effective investments you can make to save energy and money, and to also increase the comfort in your home.
Home energy audits vary, but some common inspections and measures include:
- Insulation inspection
- Blower door test
- Thermal image testing
- Inspection of home’s exterior
- Examination of the condition of your major appliances
Some energy audits even include installing high-efficiency measures. For example, Xcel and CenterPoint customers can get an audit that includes installation of high-efficiency LEDs, a programmable thermostat, weather stripping, high-efficiency showerheads, and water heater insulation – all for the price of the audit.
Most utilities provide discounts for home energy audits. Find out what’s available to you using our Rebates and Discounts tool or by contacting your utility.
Currently, the City of Minneapolis is offering free energy audits to eligible households with incomes less than $100,000 so be sure to inquire about if you meet that income threshold. Pricing also varies throughout Minneapolis depending on which neighborhood you live in.
CUB’s own Carmen Carruthers recently had an energy audit done on her new home. Check out her experience!