Everyone today is searching for a way to save a little bit of money. Winters in Duluth are obviously an expensive time to heat and maintain a home. After going over the past few year’s utility bills, I knew there were savings to be had. Unfortunately, like so many others, I had no idea where to start. Thankfully I came across the Duluth Energy Efficiency Program or DEEP for short. To get started there are some simple forms about your home and its energy usage. After sending those in, I found out my house received a ranking of 6.5, which was slightly above average for my neighborhood. The next step was scheduling the home energy audit. While this cost $375 up front, I have already received a $200 rebate because I am a Comfort Systems customer and will soon get a rebate for $100 from Minnesota Power. The remaining $75 will be rebated by DEEP contingent upon completion of any recommended work. Also, since I scheduled my audit through DEEP, they took care of processing the rebates which made it really easy!