Worried about Ice Dams? Try the Home Energy Workshop!

posted Jan 25, 2011, 12:23 PM by Stephanie Hankerson
If you weren't able to take advantage of the Community Energy Services (CES) workshop last spring, there will be another workshop in SE Mpls this Thursday evening, January 27th, at 6:30, at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 1301 6th St. SE.

Worried about Ice Dams?

In the winter months many homeowners are experiencing ice dams, which can lead to damage for the
roof and interior of the home. Ice Dams are caused when warm air travels up to your attic and melts
the snow on the roof. The melted snow flows down the roof where it can enter the eaves in your home
and freeze. Attic air leaks are the most common cause of ice dams in a home. For safety purposes it is
important that homeowners don’t try and remove the snow from their roof themselves. Community
Energy Services, CES, offers home energy visits where energy experts will help you identify ice dam
problems and provide you with information and financing that will allow you improve the comfort in
your home while eliminating ice dams.

CES begins with FREE educational workshops where homeowners can schedule a customized home
energy visit. The visit includes a blower door test which measures for air leaks in the home, as well as
the installation of energy and money saving materials. These materials may include compact fluorescent
light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap, a programmable thermostat and more!
Participants are also provided with energy tracking and feedback, information on innovative financing
and access to specialized rebates available to only program participants. Up to $400 in services and
materials for a co-pay of only $30!

A workshop is being held this Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the University Lutheran
Church of Hope (601 13th Ave. SE). To reserve your spot or for more workshop dates contact
Kyle Boehm at 612-219-7334 or kboehm@mncee.org.

More information can also be found at www.mnces.org. Community Energy Services is a partnership
with the University District Alliance, Center for Energy and Environment, City of Minneapolis,
CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy with funding provided by the MN Environment and Natural
Resources Trust Fund and the City of Minneapolis block grants.
You can register for the workshop at 612/219-7334 or kboehm@mncee.org .

The workshop is co-sponsored by the University District Alliance and its four neighborhoods.