CaliforniaFIRST is a financing program that provides upfront funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for your home or commercial property. Simply apply, complete your projects, and repay the financed amount on your property taxes over the course of up to 25 years. CaliforniaFIRST allows you to save money and energy — benefiting both you and your community.
Why Choose CaliforniaFIRST?
Most homes and commercial buildings in Ventura County and surrounding cities have been around longer than the average lifespan of a cooling or heating system. Older systems cost more money to run and are more likely to require maintenance and service. Installing a new energy efficient air conditioning system can save you up to 60% on your energy bills and can actually pay for itself in energy savings within a relatively short time.
The CaliforniaFIRST financing program offers affordable long-term financing to help property owners like you qualify for energy efficient upgrades that you can repay on your property tax bill.
- 100% financing. No out-of-pocket costs
- Borrow up to 15% of property value
- Flexible repayment terms: 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years
- May add value to property
- Fast in-home approvals
- No prepayment penalty and free re-amortization
- Balance may transfer to new owner upon sale
- Financed amount won’t appear on credit report: NO impact on future debt-to-income ratio
How to Apply
The application process is simple – you can apply directly online or talk to a representative on the phone. The application takes minutes for approval and once approved, you will get upfront money to start your upgrades immediately with your choice of CaliforniaFIRST registered contractors, like Conejo Valley Heating and Air Conditioning. Once you have the work completed, you simply repay the financed costs on your property tax bill.
There are a variety of financing options available for home and commercial property energy upgrades. Contact our HVAC experts to learn more about HVAC energy upgrades.