Efficiency Nova Scotia has launched a service to make it easier and affordable for Nova Scotians to invest in energy efficiency.
Partnering with TD, Efficiency Nova Scotia is now offering zero percent interest financing to homeowners looking to make energy efficient upgrades, like investing in new heating sources to supplement electric heat or complementing your hot water supply with solar technology.
The financing service also covers costs for pre-approved upgrades completed after a home energy assessment. The assessment, by a Certified Energy Advisor, identifies which energy efficient upgrades will result in the most savings for your home, and how to maximize your renovation budget. Qualified upgrades include attic, wall and basement insulation, air sealing as well as windows and doors.
Two-thousand Nova Scotians participated in the popular home energy assessment service in 2012; Efficiency Nova Scotia wants that number to grow.
“We know one of the barriers to investing in energy efficiency is the cost,” said Amy Brown, Program Coordinator with Efficiency Nova Scotia. “Our financing service was designed with this in mind and provides some up-front help to allow Nova Scotians to save money – and energy – over the long-haul.”
Terms and Conditions for zero percent interest financing:
- Home upgrades must be pre-approved before action is taken; On Approved Credit
- Minimum loan: $2,500
- Maximum loan: $15,000
- Loan terms available : 1 to 5 years
- Windows can be financed up to a total of $2,500
Find more information at http://www.efficiencyns.ca/energy-solutions/financing/
Efficiency Nova Scotia is the independent, non-profit organization helping homeowners and businesses use energy better. More than 100,000 Nova Scotians have participated in Efficiency programs and services since January 2011.
Katie Crowell, Efficiency Nova Scotia