Saturday, November 22, 2014
There's a program in California to help finance major energy efficiency upgrades to your home. We didn't know about it until yesterday when we met with the company that takes care of our heating and air conditioning. We learned early this week that our homes ducts were in really bad shape, and a lot of bad air (coming from the attic and crawl space) was being blown into the house by the furnace. No wonder our house was so dusty all the time!
We didn't think we could afford to fix the problem until we heard about this program, called PACE, to help with these kinds of upgrades. The program finances the upgrades and then gets paid back through an addition to the property taxes. Luckily, the program will pay for all the fixes, including a new water heater that we really need. All the repairs will be done by Thanksgiving! As the woman in the Swiffer WetJet commercials says - Ba-BAM!
The wife of one of the guys that works for the HVAC company is a real estate agent, so we had her come by to check the house out. She thinks it will sell quickly, and that we should put it on the market around February or March. That's earlier than the May-June timeframe we were originally looking at, but we are ok with it. We have some repairs that we want to make in the meantime, so we better get cracking!
It's an exciting and nerve-wracking time!