Special Financing Available This Fall in Wyoming
For Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Cheyenne – Wyoming homeowners will soon be able to borrow from $2,500 to $50,000 for up to
20 years at below-market interest rates when they make qualified home energy efficiency
improvements. The new Wyoming GeoSmart loan program will be launched through participating
home improvement contractors at the Home Energy Makeover Workshop & Expo in Cheyenne,
Wyoming on October 4, 2008.
The Wyoming Home Performance (WHP) Alliance has partnered with the non-profit Electric & Gas
Industries Association (EGIA) to bring GEOSmart financing to Wyoming homeowners through certified
contractors. The Wyoming GEOSmart loan program is designed to accelerate statewide investments in
energy efficiency by offering homeowners a more streamlined, less expensive way to make home
improvements during this time of rising energy prices and tightening home equity finance markets.
The Wyoming GEOSmart loan program will deliver lower-interest, unsecured financing with extended
terms covering virtually all energy efficient home improvements, including heating and air
conditioning, insulation, window replacement, water heating, and whole house home performance
measures such as air sealing, duct repair, and more.
Certified contractors in the Wyoming Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program are trained to
perform a comprehensive home assessment to evaluate how heating, cooling, insulation, and other
things in a home work together so they can develop a plan to create whole-house, year-round comfort
while protecting the health and safety of the occupants. The contractors then work with the residents to
help finance and install the necessary improvements. Benefits derived from making the recommended
improvements include increased home affordability, improved home comfort, reduced utility bills,
carbon emissions reduction, and reduced energy usage.
"Very often, the savings in energy costs are greater than the amount of the