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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Your Home

401(e) is an ENERGY STAR partner helping Grand Forks area homeowners make their homes more comfortable while achieving significant energy savings by adding insulation and air sealing, as well as replacing old, inefficient furnaces and appliances, and more!

Improved Home Performance

increase comfort, save money on your utility bills!

A Healthier Home

breathe easier with better indoor air quality

Work with professionals

certified Xcel Energy auditors, Energy Star partner, BPI certified

Affordable improvements

partnerships with local lenders, help finding rebates and incentives

Solving Problems. Increasing Comfort.

401(e) can help you transform your home! More and more families are choosing to increase their comfort and well-being with home energy improvements. These improvements can make your home more comfortable and protect your family from mold, allergies and asthma. Plus, you will save money on your energy bills!

Insulation

Attics, walls, basements, crawl spaces. We offer spray foam, cellulose, fiberglass insulation.

Air Sealing

Weatherstripping, windows, doors, eliminating cold drafts and ice dams.

Advice and Consultation

Free estimates, phone consultations, energy assessments, furnace checkups.

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How to keep your home cool…efficiently!

Photo Credit: HomeSpot HQ   We are going to start approaching some of the warmest days in summer with most of July and August still ahead. But don’t fear, there are numerous ways to help your air conditioner run efficiently and keep the cool air in the home.   According to a report…

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Numerous advantages to energy efficiency: but is added value one of them?

Home energy improvements come with numerous benefits: increased comfort, a healthier indoor air, reduced energy bills and a lesser environmental impact. But what impact do these improvements have on the value of your home? While some benefits are hard to measure (how do you quantify increased comfort?), it increasingly looks like energy efficiency…

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Who says print is dead?

  Did you know? Heating and cooling account for up to 70% of the energy used in the average home. But oftentimes inadequate insulation and air sealing cause energy waste, and you end up with a less comfortable home that costs more to heat and cool than it should. Not even newer…

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What do thermal scans reveal in homes?

    Thermal imaging scans can be a very helpful tool in determining the root cause of problem areas in your home. A thermal imaging camera works by seeing light in the heat spectrum. According to the Department of Energy, the heat spectrum ranges from white for warm areas to…

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Reflections from Germany

Jason here, coordinator of 401(e). I had the privilege of traveling to Germany last month to study energy efficiency and sustainability policies over there thanks to a generous McCloy Fellowship from the American Council on Germany. I thought I’d share some thoughts on the experience. Due to the nature of…