News : Now is a good time to weatherize home

Mar 23, 2012

Published in Portsmouth Herald

Written by Deborah McDermott

If you live in York County, Maine, and you have been thinking of weathering your home or buying an energy-efficient furnace, now may be the time to take the plunge.

The nonprofit Seacoast Energy Initiative is offering excellent terms on loans up to $15,000. To wit: Zero percent interest for the first three years, 3.5 percent interest after that for up to 10 years, and no closing or application fees, which are typically $200.

Also, energy auditors have agreed to reduce their normal price of $500 an audit to $350.

SEI calls it the "Warm up with a cool, low-interest loan" program.

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