Is your house leaking energy and money? Energy upgrade today!
There's never been a better and more affordable time to energy upgrade. With the CHF Residential Energy Retrofit Program, eligible homeowners in 44 counties of California can apply for a 6.5% fixed interest rate loan, up to $50,000, to make energy efficiency home improvements.
Attend an online Program Orientation Class to learn more.
Take the "Whole House Approach"
Increasing the energy efficiency of your home isn't just a matter of buying new appliances or caulking around windows. It's looking at your whole house as a system and identifying all the repairs and improvements that will work together to create a more comfortable home, save you money on your utility bills and use less resources.
Replacing windows, sealing air spaces, insulating walls, floors, ceiling or roof, and upgrading heating and cooling equipment are just a few examples of energy efficiency work that can significantly reduce your household energy consumption and slash your energy bills.
Rebates and Incentives
Thousands of dollars in rebates and incentives may be available through local utility providers, and/or city and county programs. Rebates and incentives that could be cash in your pocket, after your energy upgrade is done. Ask a Participating Contractor for more details or call us today at (855) 740-8422.
Homes Assessed a "Final Energy Efficiency Score"
CHF provides basic information about all properties that have undergone energy efficiency retrofit work under the Program. Properties that have been retrofit have been assessed a "final energy efficency score" as established by the California Home Energy Rating System (HERS). Click here to view Property Records.
Why Upgrade Now?
- Increase energy efficiency
- Create a more comfortable home
- Lower your utility bills
- Potentially increase your home's value
how to apply?
- Contact Us to learn more and to get a referral to one of our Participating Contractors.
- The contractor will thoroughly evaluate your home, let you know which improvements will make the biggest impact to lower your energy use and help you with the CHF loan and grant application and paperwork.
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*Certain properties may not be eligible (such as mobile or manufactured homes). Other guidelines, such as income limits apply. Contact Us for a referral to one of our Participating Contractors for this Program to obtain complete program guidelines. The above example of 100% financing of qualified retrofit projects under the CHF Residential Energy Retrofit Program is based on a 15-year, fixed-rate loan. Under the Program, the monthly payment on a $20,000, 15-year fixed-rate loan at 6.50% interest would be $174.23 and the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be 6.913%.
The CHF Residential Energy Retrofit Program is sponsored by CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund (“CHF”), a California Joint Powers Authority. Funding for this program is made possible through funding from Five Star Bank and may be supported in part by funds from one or more of the following; your local Investor Owned Utility (“IOU”), the California Public Utility Commission (“CPUC”), CHF, or the California Energy Commission (“CEC”), as part of an award to the CEC by the Federal Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Energy Upgrade CaliforniaTM is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, and the state’s investor-owned utilities. Funding comes from the utilities’ ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission in addition to incremental funding from the Department of Energy.