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It finally feels like winter in Minnesota which has made me think about all the energy upgrades that could be done to our home. Fortunately, there is a program in Minneapolis that helps homeowners streamline energy use in their homes.

Community Energy Services can make saving energy in your Minneapolis home easier.

"Participants in Community Energy Services attend a community presentation on energy efficiency, where they can sign up for a customized home visit with two energy experts. These energy experts install a variety of energy saving materials - like compact fluorescent light bulbs, high efficiency showerheads and pipe wrap - as well as perform building performance tests. Community Energy Services provides a list of qualified contractors to complete recommended upgrades and access to 0% financing and utility rebates. Participants also receive a year of customized energy reporting."

If you live in Minneapolis in an owner occupied single family home, duplex, triplex, or four-plex you qualify for this program.