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Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our employees and customers, Home Energy Checkup & Weatherproofing appointments are not being scheduled until further notice.

Save up to 50% Weatherproofing Your Home

Basics like good insulation and fewer air leaks can make a big difference when it comes to your home’s energy bills. Upgrading attic insulation from three inches to twelve can cut heating costs by 20% and cooling costs by 10%!

I&M could pay 50% of the cost (up to $3,000) of energy-saving upgrades to your home. Customers who are income qualified could have 100% of the cost paid.

Find out where you can improve and save—plus get free tips like lowering your water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees to save hundreds of dollars a year—with the free Home Energy Checkup!

Over 1.3 million kWh of energy was saved by customers who had a Home Energy Checkup in 2019. That’s equal to reducing the emissions from a car driving 121,677 miles a year.*

Request a Checkup

Or Call: 855-231-5274

Home Energy Checkup Overview

With a $99 Co-pay, the Checkup ($430 Value) includes

  • An in-home visit with a BPI certified energy expert. (2-4 hours).
  • Home insulation and air leak inspections.
  • Blower door and infrared tests.
  • Customized weatherproofing upgrade options.
  • A detailed energy-saving report including health and safety concerns.

Our Energy Experts May Also Install for No Additional Cost to You

  • LED bulbs
  • Showerheads
  • Faucet aerators
  • Pipe wrap
  • Other energy-saving products

The Home Energy Checkup Report includes

  • Results for your home’s energy profile—insulation, blower door results and any health and safety concerns.
  • A prioritized list of other energy-saving recommendations.
  • Help scheduling the improvements with a qualified contractor.
  • Help with getting up to $3,000 in weatherproofing upgrades.

Home Energy Checkup
Learn more about I&M’s Home Energy Checkup.
Length: 30 seconds

Contact Us

Please email us or call 855-231-5274.

FAQs

Q:

What are the rules / qualifications?

A:

  • Must be an I&M residential customer living in a single-family or duplex home.
  • Must have electric heat.
  • Limit of one Home Energy Checkup every three years, per address.

Q:

Will you do a Home Energy Checkup for a mobile home or renter?

A:

Mobile homes do not qualify. If you rent, checkups can be done with landlord approval. Please have them sign the Rental Property Service Agreement.

Q:

Do I need to be home for the Home Energy Checkup? How long does it take?

A:

Yes. An adult 18 years or older must be present during the entire Home Energy Checkup.

It will take 2-4 hours for our energy expert to check your home, perform the tests and install LED bulbs, pipe wrap and other energy-saving products.

Q:

What do I need to do before the checkup?

A:

The energy expert will need access to every room in your house including the attic, basement and crawlspace. Please confine your pets to a secure area. It would be helpful to make a list of any known problems like drafty or uncomfortable rooms.

Q:

What does BPI certified mean?

A:

Our energy experts are not contractors. They are employees of Indiana Michigan Power and are certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). BPI is the leader in setting technical standards for home energy auditing and energy-efficient upgrades.

Q:

What is a blower door test?

A:

Our energy experts use a blower door test to locate air leaks in your home. During a blower door test, a powerful fan is mounted onto the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. Outside air then flows in through all cracks and openings. This exaggerates the leaks in your home so they can be identified and measured. This test recreates the conditions a house experiences during 20 mph wind gusts.

The Energy Saver 101 infographic on Energy.gov explains the importance of a blower door test during your Home Energy Checkup.

Q:

What is a thermographic or infrared inspection?

A:

Thermography measures the surface temperature by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that’s in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the home ranging from red for hot regions to black for cooler areas. These images help the energy expert determine where your home is losing energy.

The Energy Saver 101 infographic on Energy.gov  explains how infrared imaging works.

Q:

Is additional financial assistance available for low-income customers?

A:

Yes. I&M offers an Income-Qualified Weatherproofing program. Homeowners must meet federal income guidelines published by the US Department of Energy and Weatherization Program.

Q:

Why is there a co-pay for the Home Energy Checkup?

A:

Between the energy-saving items that may be installed during the checkup and the expert advice you’ll receive, each Home Energy Checkup is valued at over $430. I&M will mail an invoice that can be paid by credit card or check. Payment is required within 30 days upon receipt of the invoice, which includes instructions. The co-pay is not added to your electric bill.

Q:

Will the co-pay be refunded if I make the weatherproofing upgrades?

A:

If you complete the recommended weatherproofing upgrades, I&M will pay 50% of the weatherproofing upgrades cost. The co-pay will be deducted from your portion of the expense. A comprehensive report with detailed information including the cost of the recommended upgrades will be given to you before our energy expert leaves your home. The co-pay will not be refunded if the upgrades aren’t made.

Q:

What kind of weatherproofing upgrades qualify for a refunded co-pay?

A:

Weatherproofing upgrades can include a combination of insulation, air sealing and duct sealing. A comprehensive report with detailed information including the cost of the recommended weatherproofing upgrades is given to you before our energy expert leaves your home.

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*Data as of 2019. Prior year data updated annually in June. Annual energy savings based on 1,000 kWh use per month. Emissions based on I&M-specific emissions data from our cleaner generation portfolio. EPA.gov Greenhouse Equivalencies Calculator used for kWh conversion.

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