Brian Pugh: Energizing Croton

Brian Pugh 8-18-2016 FB LTE Image.pngTo The Editor:
The Village of Croton has long partnered with Energize New York’s “Energize Croton” campaign to provide homeowners and businesses with information about how they can make energy saving improvements to their homes.  Starting on September 1, New York State will be increasing the interest rates for these home energy efficiency upgrades.
Working with Energize Croton can make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, save money, increase the value of your home, and reduce your carbon footprint.  Energize will arrange for a free energy (or low cost) audit and connect homeowners with qualified contractors and fair financing.
If you sign with a contractor of your choosing by August 31st, you will still receive the 10% consumer rebate and the interest rate for the financing of the project will remain at 3.49%. After September 1st, the 10% consumer rebate is going away and the interest rates for financing will be 4.99% to 6.99% for most homeowners.
Even after this deadline, energy efficiency projects are still a good idea–but those that can act now should to get the best possible deal.
Dozens of residents have already made their homes more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly by working with Energize Croton.  Those who are interested in joining them should contact Energize’s Lauren Brois at 914-302-7300 ext 8102.
Brian Pugh