Bloomington joins 15 other cities to promote home energy efficiency

Bloomington has joined 15 other Minnesota communities to promote home energy efficiency to help residents lower their energy bills and increase home comfort. 

The Intercity Home Energy Squad® Challenge is meant to encourage residents to get a home energy visit through the Home Energy Squad. A home visit will help residents learn how their home uses energy and identify energy-saving opportunities. By learning more about their home’s energy use, residents can be better stewards of our resources and increase their home’s comfort with small improvements. 

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy are offering free virtual Home Energy Squad visits in addition to discounted in-home visits to meet customers at their comfort level in accordance with current social distancing practices. During a virtual visit an energy consultant will guide customers on a walk-through assessment of their homes via video chat. Residents will receive energy saving tips to start saving energy right away. The auditor will also provide recommendations for next steps that may include an in-person visit and the installation of energy-saving products at a later date.

To learn more about the challenge and sign up, visit