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What We Do

401(e) provides comfort and 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. At 401(e), we focus on finding the root cause of issues affecting the comfort and efficiency of your home. For that, we take a whole-house approach, which means that we know how all the different components of your home interact together. With this knowledge and your insight, we can figure out what are the best solutions to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

We will help you through the process from start to finish as you make important energy efficiency decisions and improvements.


How we can help: 


Homeowner Benefits include:

            • Improved home comfort and performance
            • A healthier home with better indoor air quality
            • Discounted home energy assessment
            • Professional evaluation, testing, recommendations and quality assurance
            • Rebates and incentives up to $900
            • Low-interest, flexible-term financing (optional)


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Can I have contractors of my choosing do the work?


Homeowners participating in 401(e) are not required to have their home energy improvements performed by 401(e). Homeowners may select a contractor of their choosing.  However, it should be noted that most rebates require the work to be performed by a licensed contractor.

How much does it all cost?

Of course, every situation is unique. However, the average job cost range is: $2,000 – 15,000.

What are the advantages?

The home energy improvements we offer have numerous advantages: increase the comfort of your home, save money on your energy bills, increase indoor air quality, and solve issues such as cold rooms, drafts and ice dams, and more!

Who performs the work on my home?

401(e) is sponsored by Red River Valley Community Action (RRVCA).  RRVCA has been doing home energy improvements in the Grand Forks area for over 35 years.  We have built relationships with trustworthy contractors in every trade including plumbing, heating and cooling.  Plus, our own experienced technicians can perform many of the recommended improvements.  RRVCA’s experienced technicians are trained in the latest building science techniques and use cutting-edge equipment. RRVCA invests proceeds from our home improvement business back into our human service programs.  These programs are designed to provide people in our community.

Credentials: most of our technicians have at least 5 yrs experience, some with over 30. We are Xcel Energy certified energy audit contractor, Building Performance Institute-certified and a Home Performance with Energy Star partner contractor.