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Loans Available for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades


Date: September 7, 2017
Contact: Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
Brin Greer (530) 737-5181
Subject: Loans Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Loans Available for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Resources are available with REEL (Residential Energy Efficiency Loan) to help property owners and renters pay for energy improvements and upgrades to make your home more efficient, more comfortable, and a healthier indoor environment. REEL can help to finance projects such as new appliances, windows, HVAC Systems, pool pumps, water heaters, insulation, LED lights, cool roofs, and more. This program allows lenders to offer attractive financing so you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. REEL offers borrowers excellent terms including:

  • Unsecured Financing: no home equity needed
  • 100% Financing: no up-front cash required
  • Loan amounts between $2500-$50,000
  • Competitive rates: affordable, low monthly payments
  • Quick and easy loan process: range of credit eligibility
  • No Closing Cost: no yearly maintenance fees
  • Reduced project cost with utility rebates & incentives

REEL has made energy efficiency upgrades available to more Californians than ever before and driving an increase in demand for eligible contractors. Local contractors are encouraged to expand their cliental base by enrolling as an REEL Approved Contractor to provide REEL eligible projects including system and appliance upgrades. Uniquely, REEL also covers home improvement related to the energy efficiency work including cabinetry, fixture, and flooring modifications. Check out how to become a REEL contractor at The California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF) at:

Another valuable resource for home energy upgrade projects is the Go Green financing concierge tool. Use it to compare financing options and narrow down project choices based on criteria that is important only to you. Check out this tool at or call the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County at 530-737-5180.

This article was submitted by the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County (RCDTC), a California Special District that assists citizens with managing, conserving and improving the natural resources of Tehama County.