February 26, 2011

2011 MN Insulation Rebates

Minneapolis insulation installation process

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Minnesota property owners looking to add insulation have many rebate options available to them. Local Minnesota utility companies including Excel Energy, CenterPoint Energy and Minnesota Energy Resources are providing excellent insulation rebate opportunities for MN property owners. We will be detailing the insulation rebate program details for each of these Minnesota utility companies for the next few weeks. Upgrading or installing new insulation in your MN property is one of the best investments you can make in lowering your energy bill. Improper attic insulation and air sealing can lead to losing 25% of your heating and cooling energy.

For all of the Minnesota insulation rebate programs a Home Energy Audit is necessary to provide an accurate assessment of your MN home or MN business energy efficiency. These Minnesota Home Energy Audits include a blower door test and consultation with a home energy rater, it is an essential part of ensuring that your attic insulation and air sealing project is a success. Learn more about Minnesota Home Energy Audits.

Here are the details on the Xcel Energy Minnesota Insulation Rebate Program

In order to qualify for the Home Performance Rebates program Minnesota property owners must have a Standard Audit or Standard Audit with Infrared completed prior to installing new attic insulation and air sealing.Audits typically take 2 – 3 hours and can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. The home energy auditor will inspect your attic insulation, doors, windows, furnace or boiler appliances and more.

There are three types of audits Xcel Energy offers:

  • Home Walkthrough $30
  • Standard Audit $60
  • Standard Audit with Infrared $100

Insulation Rebate

The MN 2011 Insulation Rebate program offers Xcel Energy natural gas heating customers and electric heating customers in Minnesota rebate incentives for installing insulation in their homes. Insulation upgrades include attic insulation, wall insulation, air sealing, weather stripping in residential MN homes. The rebate is equal to 20% of the total cost of the insulation and installation up to a maximum rebate of $300.

MN Insulation Program Requirements

To be eligible you must be a residential natural gas customer in Minnesota or a MN electric heating customer. Insulation must be purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2011 to qualify. Prior insulation purchases will not qualify. The Minnesota Insulation rebate is applicable for all MN insulation work performed in 2011, applications must be submitted by July 31, 2012 to be accepted. Below is a list of eligible insulation projects:

Minnesota Attic Insulation & Air Bypass Sealing

  1. Attic must currently have pre R-value of 20 or less and
  2. Attic must have post R-value of 44 or more

Minnesota Wall Insulation

  1. Current wall cavity must be empty
  2. Must have post R-value of 12 or greater

MN Air Sealing and Weather Stripping

Stinson Services, Inc is a registered contractor with Xcel Energy for providing insulation upgrades. To learn more about our insulation installation services contact us today at 952-933-4510 or via e-mail at info@stinsonservices.com.


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