26 JULY, 2017

Energy Insulation Rebates

It makes a lot of sense that people would want to improve the efficiency in their homes. They will save money on their energy bills and use less energy as well. And less energy use means longer lifespans for your heating and cooling systems. Additionally, when your home is at its peak efficiency, it is more evenly heated and cooled. You will no longer have to put up with hot and cold pockets, or extreme temperature differences between the basement and the upper levels. Energy companies also like it when people upgrade their insulation and air sealing. In fact, they like it so much that they’ll part of the bill to have it done.

Preferred Insulation Contractor

Century Insulation is a preferred contractor for Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy. Our energy efficiency inspections and air sealing and insulation improvements will get your home operating at peak effectiveness. We are BPI certified (as all preferred insulation contractors must be) and will fully inspect your home so that you can save money on your energy bills while also using less energy. By using a certified contractor, you can sure that you are using someone who has been trained and is up to date on the latest practices and techniques to ensure that your home is in peak functioning condition.

Rebates for Qualifying Upgrades

For a home to qualify for a rebate check from Xcel Energy or Centerpoint Energy, there must be certain upgrades that take place. The following are the rates that you can expect from your energy company:

Xcel Energy

  • Qualifying energy upgrades will yield rebates of 20% of the total cost of an insulation and/or air sealing improvement, with a maximum payout of $300.

Centerpoint Energy

  • Attic Air Sealing & Qualifying Attic Insulation = 30% or up to $500
  • Attic Air Sealing = 30% or up to $300
  • Attic Insulation = Rebate Unavailable
  • Qualifying Wall Insulation = 30% or up to $300

As it is evident from the above rates, we will pay special attention to your attic as that is where the majority of homes are leaking air. Older homes and newer homes alike have a (not anymore) surprising shortage of insulation in their attics. And because people rarely, if ever, see their attic, they are unaware of this deficiency. At Century Insulation, we will ensure that your home’s attic is sufficiently insulated so that it is energy efficient and you can save money.

Advantages of an Energy Audit

When Century Insulation performs an energy inspection on your home, we will investigate and air leakages, from warm air leaking in the winter to cool air leaking in the summer. We will use infrared devices to determine any air leakages and where new or additional insulation should be placed. We will also inspect your heating and cooling systems and give you detailed report with advised fixes/improvements.

Furthermore, an energy audit from Century Insulation and subsequent improvements will help to protect your home from destructive ice dams. When an attic is unevenly insulated, heat normally escapes through the top, causing snow at the top of the roof to melt and drip down, pooling where it’s stopped by an ice dam. This pooling water can eventually leak through a roof, into an attic, and down exterior walls, creating the potential for mold and mildew. But when you have a free energy efficiency inspection performed, you can be certain that we will check thoroughly for this and that your home will be sufficiently protected from this hazard.

If you are looking for a Centerpoint Energy or Xcel Energy preferred contractor to inspect and improve your home’s energy efficiency, contact the experts at Century Insulation today at 763-270-8765.

We offer our Expert Insulation services in the following cities in Minnesota:

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