Three TIps for Getting Started with Home Improvements

July 27, 2018

Improving your home can be an intimidating process. There are so many pieces to the puzzle, it can be a struggle to know where to begin, and large price tags can make even the smallest home improvement feel like it just isn’t worth the trouble.

Fortunately, Renew Financial is here to make your home improvement process more manageable. Renew Financial is dedicated to helping you afford the improvements you need for increased home performance, greater comfort, and peace of mind. If you’re feeling lost, you’ve come to the right place – your home improvement starts with the following three steps:

1: Choose A Pain Point

What is it that you are looking to fix? Is it that your home doesn’t seem to stay the temperature you set your thermostat to? Do you have one drafty or uncomfortable room in the house? Are your energy bills increasing year after year? It could be that your home is leaking air through holes and gaps in your attic and crawlspace, which is decreasing your home comfort and indoor air quality.

2: Make A Plan

Now that you have honed in on what aspect of your home needs improving, it’s time to choose which home upgrade will best serve your needs. This could be air sealing, crawl space encapsulation, installing proper insulation, or replacing the windows and doors of your home.

It’s not always easy to diagnose exactly which upgrades will best address your home’s issues. An energy audit from a home performance contractor will pinpoint which areas in your home require the most attention, and the auditor will give you professional recommendations on which upgrades to move forward with.

3: Choose The Right Financing

For California and Florida residents, you can improve the comfort and performance of your home for $0 down. With PACE financing programs through Renew Financial, you don’t have to worry about fronting the money to make your home more efficient. How does it work? We’re glad you asked.

PACE Financing for California and Florida Homeowners

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is designed to help you get the home efficiency upgrades you need without breaking the bank. Qualifying upgrades include windows, doors, heating and cooling, and even installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For homeowners in Florida, the program is called RenewPACE, and in California, it’s CaliforniaFIRST.

PACE financing offers typically low-interest, locked-in financing rates. When you finance through Renew’s PACE program, you can finance 100% of the cost of your eligible home upgrades. This is then paid back over time as a line item on your property tax bill, with flexible repayment terms of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years.*

Learn more about PACE financing for homeowners in California and Florida

*30-year term not available in all areas, subject to eligible equipment, eligible jurisdiction and approval.