Energy Efficient Loans from First U.S.
Making a difference by helping keep energy affordable
Improving your home’s energy efficiency can help you save money on your utility bills for years to come. Upgrades, like installing new windows, sealing leaky ducts or updating to an efficient heating and cooling system, can make a big difference in your home’s energy consumption and your overall comfort.
REEL is a program developed by the State of California to help residents finance energy improvements. If your home and project meet the qualifications below, a Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) from First U.S. might be the right fit for your needs.
Note: REEL financing does not cover solar projects.
- 70% of the loan must be eligible for Energy Efficiency Measures (EEEMs) approved by the State of California, such as heating and cooling, insulation, air sealing, lighting or dual pane windows. Some measures must be installed along with other measures. See what's eligible
- The remaining 30% of the loan can finance other home improvements, such as landscaping, painting, water efficiency, or electric energy savings measures if your electricity provider is not listed below.
- Your contractor must be listed as a REEL Participating Contractor as of the project start date. If your preferred contractor is not listed, ask your contractor to visit gogreenfinancing.com to find out how to enroll as a REEL Qualified Contractor.
- Upgrades can be made to a single-family home, townhome, condo, duplex, triplex, fourplex or manufactured home. Up to 4 residential units (i.e., your primary home, vacation home, investment property, etc.) may be renovated through the REEL program.
- Property must receive gas and/or electric services from , Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas, or Southern California Edison.
About the First U.S. Residential Energy Efficiency Loan
- Loan amounts from $2,500 up to $50,000
- Terms from 5 to 15 years
- Rates as low as 4.99% APR
- Approval within 24 hours
- Offered to residents of 12 California counties and to Federal employees throughout California
For additional information on the REEL program, please visit gogreenfinancing.com.
First U.S. does not endorse or encourage the product, services or participating contractors. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and program is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Personal and Secured Loans
Whether you need funds for debt consolidation, the opportunity to take that once-in-a-lifetime vacation, education expenses and more, we have a personal loan that can be customized for your needs.
Choose a lump sum or a standing line of credit. A First U.S. personal loan is different with easy access by ATM, check, Online and Mobile Banking, or of course, in person at any of our branches.
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Put your savings to work for you when you use your savings or certificate account as collateral on your loan. With a secured loan, you’ll save every day with some of our lowest loan rates.
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