Falcon Heights Solar Design and Install

South Minneapolis Extreme Green Makeover -
In 2013 we started out with a roof as a blank canvass and installed a high performance Bosch Buderus Solar Thermal system producing 80% or more of their domestic hot water (bye bye natural gas). This system produces hot water near 116 degrees in January at single digit outdoor temperatures.
In 2014 our clients were awarded a lottery win of Made in MN tenKSolar system. A 4.1KW (ten modules) system was installed with an E-Gauge energy monitoring system. This system allows production and consumption monitoring of both the solar system and their household power.
In February we completed an energy retrofit of a high performance Goodman 96+% furnace with a modulating gas valve and DC (direct current) ECM (electronically commutated motor). As you can see in the graph, this dropped gas consumption and the reduction of electrical load is significant.
To support this new mechanical system we installed a Wi-Fi based Honeywell Prestige Thermostat, which communicates with multiple sensors throughout the house and outside; the customer can remotely monitor their system online.
An Energy Star dehumidification system was installed to help dry out the remodeled basement. A new duct system was run across the length of the house through the attic eliminating an electric baseboard heater. Our energy team air sealed the original 70's ceiling cylinder lights with foam boxes and two part foam.

  • Outstanding local community business specializing in green energy and energy efficiency. Can't recommend them enough.


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    Outstanding local community business specializing in green energy and energy efficiency. Can't recommend them enough.


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    David Zaffrann
  • Great guys! Excellent at community support and honest.


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    Great guys! Excellent at community support and honest.


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    Laura Cina
  • Fantastic site. High quality work. If you want energy efficient improvements to your home, you have found the site.


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    Fantastic site. High quality work. If you want energy efficient improvements to your home, you have found the site.


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    Bruce Swanson
  • Brought a 1913 house up to modern insulation standards with spray foam and blown cellulose. They were very responsive to my feedback. Would work with them again.

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    Brought a 1913 house up to modern insulation standards with spray foam and blown cellulose. They were very responsive to my feedback. Would work with them again.

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    Happy Client 1
  • AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    Happy Client 2
  • AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    Happy Client 3
  • AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    AEI is wonderful to work with, this is my 3rd project with them (insulation and bathroom remodel done previously.) Brayden is responsive and easy to work with. Any issues that arrose we're taken care of with alacrity. Chris did amazing work (my kitchen started out looking like a 50's throwback and now looks like it belongs in this decade!) and made sure we were happy every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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    Happy Client 4
  • The crew arrived promptly at 8:00 and the installation and clean up were finished by noon.

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    The crew arrived promptly at 8:00 and the installation and clean up were finished by noon.

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    Happy Client 5
  • All our AEI jobs were done in a professional manner, on-time, and extremely quality work. I will use them for further projects and would highly recommend them to friends and family.

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    All our AEI jobs were done in a professional manner, on-time, and extremely quality work. I will use them for further projects and would highly recommend them to friends and family.

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    Happy Client 6