Energy efficient HVAC equipment financing
We often talk about how important it is to protect our climate and environment and be careful about how we spend the earth’s resources. But the talking hardly ever turns into action, as we leave it on the government and environmentalists to save the planet! Until and unless we as citizens also participate by doing our part, the dream of clean and renewable energy will never become true. By making some changes in our homes and lifestyle, we can save energy, reduce utility costs; help to reduce emission of green house gas in an area and more. But of course it is easier said than done.
One of the major obstacles that prevent us from switching to energy efficient HVAC equipment is the cost. Clean energy technology is still a relatively expensive upgrade for most people. To upgrade your home appliances may be a little bit easier. energy efficient, equipment like the energy star brand is in every major box store. However when it comes to energy efficient HVAC brands like Trane or Goodman, you need a qualified HVAC company to properly measure your home and configure the right size system for your home. The investment can be anywhere from $8,000 to $30,000 depending on many factors. It is not always possible for people to spend that kind of cash and thus the effort to switch to renewable energy falls flat. But thankfully there is a way to get around the financial problem and that way is PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing. PACE financing lets homeowners borrow money to make changes in their home and take steps like Air Conditioner Replacement in LA County. They can repay the money through the property taxes they pay over a long period so that they are not burdened financially.
If you are really interested in making your home environment friendly and save energy, you should consider the following options:
You have the option of replacing an old energy hog with a new energy star model. If your HVAC system is more than ten years old it is not going to perform at the same efficiency standards brands like Trane, Ruud, Rheem and Bryant are making today. Generally, homeowners will install a new HVAC system once they have a major problem. However with City and utility incentives plus the PACE program benefits, Many homeowners are being proactive and upgrading their home’s equipment to take advantage of the benefits while having peace of mind about their carbon footprint. Whatever model you may choose, you can get the HVAC project financed with a CaliforniaFIRST program. Not only you will be saved from upfront costs but you can even offset the costs of repayment because by upgrading to new equipment you can enjoy long-term energy cost savings.
It is very important to improve the usage of water in our households. The issue of saving water has become more important in the last few years with the California drought. If we think ourselves as responsible citizens, we must take a closer look at how, when or why we are using water at our homes. Many new technologies and bathroom solutions are available nowadays that will allow you to enjoy the same level of performance and facilities but with better efficiency. With the help from CaliforniaFIRST financing, you can upgrade your outdated hot water heater for a more efficient tankless water heater that uses much less water and energy.