Energy Resources for Wayzata Residents
Homeowners and renters can save on energy bills.
Save by shifting your behavior and purchases.
There are plenty of opportunities to save with small changes in your behavior — and you don’t have to spend a penny. Get started with Easy DIY Savings.
Investing in your home will help you save more energy and money in the long term. From an in-home energy audit to equipment rebates and appliance recycling, your utility offers plenty of opportunities to put some cash back in your pocket.
Does your home have drafty doors, an old thermostat, or inefficient incandescent light bulbs? The Home Energy Squad can fix these things and more, quickly and affordably.
Choose from two great options: a Home Energy Squad visit ($70) or a Home Energy Squad Enhanced ($100) visit. Free visits are available for income-qualified households. See if you qualify.
There are many rebates available to help with the up-front costs of things like upgrading old equipment and pursuing innovative efficiency technologies.
- Heating rebates: Earn substantial rebates for replacing old, inefficient heating equipment or investing in state-of-the-art air source heat pumps.
- Cooling rebates: In the heat of summer, don’t keep burning through money with inefficient AC — use cooling system rebates to upgrade your old unit instead.
- Insulation rebates: Find a qualified insulation contractor to ensure the job is done right, and earn a rebate. Proper insulation will help your family save all year long!
- Bonus: A Home Energy Squad visit includes an assessment of insulation levels and quotes for insulation from local qualified contractors.
- Smart thermostat: Coordinate heating and cooling to your schedule and enjoy instant rebates! You can shop for your new smart thermostat online at XcelEnergyStore.com.
- Bonus: Enroll your qualifying smart thermostat in AC Rewards and you can take advantage of a bill credit every year for voluntarily cutting back on AC use during periods of peak demand.
- Refrigerator and freezer recycling: Have an old fridge in your basement or garage? Sign up for refrigerator recycling and a qualified contractor will take it away for free — and give you a $35 rebate.
- Water heating rebates: Did you know that water heaters can account for up to half of a home’s energy consumption? When you replace your old water heater with a high-efficiency model, you can earn a great rebate and save money on hot water every day.
CenterPointEnergy.com/SaveEnergy Save energy and money with CenterPoint Energy’s energy efficiency resources and home appliance rebates.
Other Helpful Resources
Renters can save on energy bills too! As a renter, not only can you encourage your landlord to sign up for an energy audit or assessment, but you can also shift your behavior to reduce bills.
Encourage your landlord to get an energy audit
An energy audit is a great way for your landlord to identify energy saving opportunities for their rental property, which will help you save money on energy bills.
- If you live in an apartment building with more than five units that has a common entrance: Encourage your property manager to sign up for a free whole-building audit through the Multi-Family Building Efficiency program. In addition to a free audit, participants receive free installations, including screw-in LED lights in common areas and residential units, high-efficiency showerheads, and faucet aerators.
*Free visits available for income-qualified households and tenants. Ask Home Energy Squad about free visits when scheduling.
- If you live in a building with between one and four units: Ask your landlord to sign up for a Home Energy Squad® visit.* At the visit, energy experts will install energy- and cost-saving measures, including LED bulbs, door and attic hatch weather stripping, and water heater insulation. With permission from the landlord, tenants can also sign up individually. To learn more, visit HomeEnergySquad.net.
Encourage your landlord to visit MultiFamilyEnergySolutions.com
Great ideas for saving energy and money
From adjusting your behavior to replacing old equipment, there are endless ways you can decrease both your energy bills and your environmental impact.
Additionally, you can find more resources on the Energy Star Website.