How to Lower Your Energy Bills with the HERO Program
Financing Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades with the HERO Program
A-1 Guaranteed is proud to be a contributing member of the HERO Program, a government sponsored incentive program that helps homeowners finance energy-efficient home improvements through Property Assessed Clean Energy legislation, otherwise known as the PACE Program.
Financing Terms for the HERO Program
The HERO Program allows homeowners to invest in vital energy and water saving home upgrades with low, fixed interest rates. Payments are made through the homeowner's property taxes. Financing terms range from 5 to 25-year repayment plans. The homeowner may also be eligible for tax-deductible interest payments and/or PG & E rebates.
There are no upfront costs attached to the HERO Program. Any upgrades made with the HERO Program will not affect the homeowner's credit score. Eligibility for the program is based on the current value of the applicant's property. Homeowners can borrow up to 15% of their home's current value.
Home Improvement Products Available Through the HERO Program
Homeowners can choose from a variety of different energy-saving and water-reducing products including:
- Energy-efficient windows
- Drought resistant landscaping
- Attic, wall and floor insulation
- Solar panels
- Exterior shading devices
- Automatic pool covers
- Energy efficient HVAC systems
- Many more!
Partnering with HERO Certified Contractors
Before any work begins, the project must be verified with the HERO Program to make sure that the cost does not exceed the maximum financing terms of the program. Homeowners must also procure any permits before the projects gets underway. In order to qualify, any and all products installed in the home must be certified and approved by the HERO Program. Homeowners can take a look at a complete list of water and energy-efficient products offered through the program at the HERO website.
The home improvement specialists at A-1 Guaranteed are certified members of the HERO Program. All registered contractors must be in good standing with HERO, must possess a valid business license, and must offer certified energy-saving products. At A-1 Guaranteed, we are the number-one choice for energy-efficient home upgrades in Solano, Napa and Contra Costa Counties.
When all the work is finished, the homeowner is free to decide whether or not they are satisfied with the final results. By participating with the HERO Program, our contractors have agreed to only get paid once the homeowner is completely satisfied. The HERO Program also provides around-the-clock support for participating homeowners to make sure that any issues that may arise are properly addressed and resolved.
A Smart Investment for Homeowners Everywhere
California homeowners can save thousands of dollars a year by making upgrades to their homes that increase water and energy efficiency. If the homeowner decides to sell their home, the new owner may be able to inherit the remaining balance.
The application process only takes a few minutes. Interested homeowners can apply online on the HERO Program website. Once approved, homeowners in Solano, Napa and Contra Costa Counties should choose A-1 Guaranteed for all of their energy-efficient home upgrades. Contact a certified home improvement specialist today!