Greening your home


Did you know your home is a huge energy guzzler? How much energy exactly? FortisBC says most of total home energy goes towards heating the house, with water heating second.

Simple things like wearing an extra sweater on cold days, using low flow shower head or drying laundry outside in warmer weather can all help.

On May 1, Vancity introduced the Home Energy Rebate Offer. For a limited time, when home owners get a vancity mortgage, make energy-efficient home upgrades and receive a FortisBC natural gas rebate, Vancity provides its own additional $2,000 Home Energy Rebate. Eligible upgrades include water heaters, gas fireplaces, furnaces & boilers. Visit & search Home Energy Rebate for information or contact a Vancity branch.

Vancity also offers environmental financing options like its Bright Ideas Home Renovation Loan. These personal loans provide a low interest rate of prime plus 1% for renovation projects that make a home more energy efficient. Homeowners can borrow up to $20,000 and take up to 10 years to repay the loan. To qualify , a homeowner must apply the loan towards renovations recommended by a Certified Energy Advisor.

For a list of ways to make your home energy efficient in a way that's also financially efficient visit and search for Environmental Borrowing options.

For any further questions get in touch with me.

Source: REW

- By- Suchita (Sylvia) Kahlon
Century21 Coastal Realty Ltd
Ph: 778.240.3119
Twitter: @realtorrific

Sylvia Kahlon

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