Go Green Loans
There are as many reasons to make your home more energy-efficient as there are ways to do it. Maybe you want your home to be a little friendlier to the planet. Maybe you want your utility bills to be a little friendlier to your wallet. You might be looking at a new appliance, a whole new set of windows or even solar panels. You might be doing it yourself or engaging a contractor. The possibilities are endless — and our Go Green loans are one way to pay for them. We offer special rates and terms to homeowners seeking to make their homes more efficient while benefiting both the environment and their budget.
Borrow as little as $500 or as much as $15,000 for up to 60 months at interest rates as low as 5.99% APR*. These rates are a little higher than our traditional home equity loan rates, but lower than our signature/personal loan rates and our credit card rates. Unlike a home equity loan, Go Green loans don't require an appraisal.
Apply now or visit any of our branches to learn more about Go Green loans and find out whether your home improvement project qualifies.
* APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rate varies and is based on creditworthiness. Lowest rate cited is as of October 1, 2015, and is subject to change. Contact the credit union for complete details.
- Sealing and insulating your home is often the most cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort.
- A guide to home insulation
- ENERGY STAR-qualified windows, doors and skylights can reduce your energy bills by up to 15%.
- Window types
- Window tips
- Selecting a new exterior door that is more energy-efficient
- Things to consider when choosing a skylight
- Carefully selected window treatments can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.
- This video teaches you how to properly use your programmable thermostat to save energy and money and to help fight global warming.
- Take these steps to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
- Everything you need to know about water heaters
- A guide to renewable energy (geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, etc.)
- Solar Power for Your Home explains the costs and benefits of buying or leasing a system, as well as signing a power purchase agreement. It also has tips to help you evaluate companies and products, and advice about what to know before you sign a contract.
- Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY STAR @ Home, and learn what you can do in your home to save energy and money and to help protect our environment.
- The Environmental Protection Agency's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. See how your home measures up.
- A comprehensive approach to home improvement with ENERGY STAR
- Find ENERGY STAR products (appliances, building products, computers, electronics, fans, heating and cooling systems, lighting, water heaters, items that run on rechargeable batteries, etc.)
- Learn how a product earns the ENERGY STAR label.
- A guide to energy-efficient lighting
- Use this formula to estimate an appliance's energy use.