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Ice Dams Getting You Down?

Community Energy Services Can Help

During the winter months many homeowners are experiencing ice dams, which can lead to damage of 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.  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!

Workshops are being held:
6:30 p.m., Thurs., February 17
Phelps Recreation Center (701 39th St. E)

6:30 p.m., Tues., February 22 
Burroughs Community School (1601 50th St. W)

To reserve your spot or for more workshop dates contact Ashley Robertson at 612-335-5869 or

More information can also be found at

Community Energy Services is a partnership with the Fulton Neighborhood Association, 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.

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