Home Energy

Growing Up Healthy is partnering with the City of Faribault, City of Northfield, and leaders in home energy efficiency to bring Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Squad visits and related services to Latinx residents and those living in Faribault’s and Northfield’s mobile home parks.

Home Energy Squad® is here to help with a new FREE service – the Virtual HES Visit. An hour-long video chat with energy experts will help residents discover ways to reduce energy use in their home.

To schedule a Home Energy Squad visit or for more information, contact Jen Barrientos, Growing Up Healthy Director, jen@healthycommunityinitiative.org.  

Is your mobile home ready for winter? Review this winterization checklist to find out! Renters and mobile home residents, click here for helpful guides that include tips for making sure your home is comfortable, safe, and energy efficient.

Connecting families to additional resources

During Home Energy Squad visits, Growing Up Healthy staff members are able to connect residents with additional resources, including:

  • The City of Faribault’s heat tape program
  • The Faribault Fire Department’s Fire Safety/smoke detector program
  • Three Rivers Energy Assistance Program
  • Community Action Center Food Shelf and Family Resource Center (Faribault and Northfield)
  • SEMCAC