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Month: April 2018

Rebates for Seattle Area Home Owners!

Rebates for Seattle Area Home Owners!

The City of Seattle offers a number of rebate programs designed to encourage homeowners to make improvements that will increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Here are a few: •laundry appliances – $50-$250 •water heaters – $500 •heating/cooling systems – $100-$1200 •windows – $50/window •insulation – up to 50% of project cost •showerheads – in-store discounts •LED lighting – in-store discounts Get details and rebate forms online at: https://energysolutions.seattle.gov/your-home/rebates/ Professional home energy audits are often available for free or at reduced…

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How and Where to Get Financing for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

How and Where to Get Financing for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Ever heard of an EEM (energy efficiency mortgage) loan? Making your home more energy efficient may reduce your utility bills for the long term, but paying for the upgrades upfront can be a challenge. EEM’s can be one source. Another potential source of funds is a traditional HELOC (home equity line of credit). Check with your bank, credit union or mortgage servicer for details and rates. There are a number of financial institutions with programs specifically designed for financing energy…

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