Conserve and Save House Call provides our residential customers with a whole-house, low-cost energy analysis and connects them with contractors who can help make effective energy efficiency changes to their home.
Your House Call will be performed by a qualified home energy auditor who will inspect your home from top to bottom in search of ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. The audit will focus mainly on building shell improvements such as attic and wall insulation, windows, and air sealing, but will also assess other areas such as appliances and equipment.
The audit takes about two hours and is scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
Two levels of House Call are offered:
Standard House Call
$300 value for a co-pay of $50
The Standard House Call includes reviewing with you the history of your energy uses; performing an in-depth thermal envelope analysis; directing the installation of energy saving devices; assessing appliances, water heater, and HVAC equipment; performing a blower door test; and providing a detailed written report that lists energy-saving recommendations specific to your home.
Performance House Call
$380 value for a co-pay of $125
The Performance House Call includes all the features of a Standard House Call. In addition, the auditor will perform an infrared diagnosis of your home. The final report will include infrared photos identifying areas of concern.
If your House Call auditor determines your home needs thermal envelope improvements, he will leave you with a Qualified Contractors (QC) list. These contractors have attended the Builder’s Association of Minnesota Air Sealing and Insulation training, have been trained in the details and guidelines of our program, and are willing to meet program standards and submit to quality control inspections. Please note some rebates associated with this program are only available for work performed by a contractor on our QC list.
House Call Rebates
When you use one of our Qualified Contractors to make suggested improvements to your home, you may qualify for the following rebates that are only available to Conserve & Save House Call participants:
|Attic Air Sealing||$200 (QC Installed)|
|All bypasses indicated by audit must be addressed. Post-Installation Blower Door Verification required.|
|Attic Insulation||$150 plus $0.15 per sq. ft. (QC Installed)|
|Minimum R19 added with R44 minimum end value.|
|Wall Insulation||$300 (QC Installed)|
|Minimum 450 sq. ft. of insulation for rebate. Empty cavities only. Must be verified through audit. Post-Installation Blower Door Verification required.|
|$200 for Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation|
|Minimum 450 sq. ft. of insulation for rebate. Wall cavities must be filled. Must be verified through audit. Post-Installation Blower Door Verification required.|
House Call participants can also receive bonus rebates in addition to standard Conserve & Save program rebates.
- $100 bonus for the purchase of a program-qualified water heater (WH) to replace an orphaned water heater.
- Must replace atmospheric WH with power vent tank (standard rebate is up to $75) or tankless WH (standard rebate is up to $250). Must be veritifed through audit.
- $50 bonus towards a programmable thermostat installed by a licensed HVAC dealer.
- Must be verified through audit. Standard rebate is $25.
To get scheduled, fill out and submit the Pre-Audit Questionnaire here.
For more information on the House Call program, click here for the brochure.
For more information on other residential Conserve and Save Rebates, click here.