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CenterPoint Energy to offer 50 percent off Home Energy Squad visit via Star Tribune STeals
MINNESOTA - June 8, 2011 - On June 9th, eligible CenterPoint Energy customers can visit Star Tribune STeals to purchase the STeals of the day, which will be a Home Energy Squad Premium Service visit at 50 percent off retail value.

With this offer, Home Energy Squad’s trusted energy-efficiency experts will arrive at a residence to assess energy-saving opportunities and install energy-efficient materials that will aid in saving energy and money for just $40 (an $80 retail value). Customers only pay half the standard price for materials and the labor is free.

A Home Energy Squad Premium Service visit includes, but is not limited to: a programmable thermostat, water heater insulation, weather stripping, a high-efficiency showerhead, faucet aerators, and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

“We’re excited to be offering Home Energy Squad’s Premium Service as a daily Steal - our goal is to raise customer awareness of this great program,” said Todd Berreman, energy efficiency manager for CenterPoint Energy. “Many of our customers want to take the next step towards making their home more energy efficient, but don’t know where to start. The Home Energy Squad brings the convenience of energy efficiency right to their door.”

You must be a residential electric customer of Xcel Energy and an Xcel Energy or CenterPoint Energy natural gas customer to qualify for this service.

To purchase a Premium Home Energy Squad visit www.startribune.com/steals. For more information about the Home Energy Squad visit www.homeenergysquad.net .

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $19 billion. With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy is the state’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving about 800,000 customers in 260 communities. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.