It's great to offer homeowners products that provide so many health and wellness benefits, stimulate business growth in the local economy, and are environmentally relevant. The bottom line is that for the first time people will be able to install a high efficiency air cleaner that will pay for itself in two to three years due to energy savings. That's new and exciting!
Martinez, CA (PRWEB) September 9, 2009
Sonoma County recently added AspenAir Inside's award-winning high efficiency whole house air filters to their innovative Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) which allows homeowners to finance the cost to purchase and install energy efficient HVAC systems through financing provided by the state.
To qualify for the program, AspenAir Inside provided an independent study that showed how homeowners could reduce their energy consumption as well as their heating and cooling bills by replacing the standard fiberglass or pleated HVAC furnace filters (which are used in nearly 80% of homes) with AspenAir's Filter Grille and Furnace Mount air filtration systems. The study, which was conducted by an industry leading energy consulting firm, revealed significant energy savings potential through improved airflow and reduced static pressure of the AspenAir filters in the three most typical types of homes - (homes built prior to California's energy standards but with added attic insulation, homes built to the energy 1980's energy standards, and homes built to the current title-24 standards). Those savings ranged from 13% to 65% of the homeowner's total annual heating and cooling energy expenditures, or $462 to $2310 dollars per year for a typical 2000 sq ft Sonoma County home, and these estimates are conservative.
In July 2008, the California Legislature approved Assembly Bill 811 (AB 811), authorizing cities and counties to establish voluntary contractual assessment programs to fund an array of conservation and renewable energy projects. Sonoma County is one of the first municipalities to make these funds available to homeowners.
The program provides financing (SCEIP Financing) to property owners within Sonoma County to finance the installation of Energy and Water Conservation Improvements under contractual assessment agreements. Homeowners may finance these costs over 5, 10 and 20 years, and they will repay SCEIP Financing through semi-annual installments on their property tax bills. An important aspect of this financing program is that personal credit history is not involved for the homeowner to qualify. The homeowner just needs to be current on their property tax payments.
"It's great that Sonoma County is officially acknowledging our products' energy efficiencies They not only do a superb job of cleaning indoor air, they also helps homeowners significantly reduce their heating and cooling bills, which is especially important in these tough economic times", said AspenAir Inside President and CEO Mike Gunion. "It's great to offer homeowners products that provide so many health and wellness benefits, stimulate business growth in the local economy, and are environmentally relevant. The bottom line is that for the first time people will be able to install a high efficiency air cleaner that will pay for itself in two to three years due to energy savings. That's new and exciting!" Gunion added.
About AspenAir Inside - Clearing the Air Since 1981
AspenAir delivers clean, healthy air throughout your home while lowering heating and cooling bills by up to 30%. We provide honest environmental leadership through our commitment to clean indoor air, reduced energy consumption, lower energy bills and total cost of ownership, and we build products that are easy to install and simple to maintain.
Joe Castner, Vice President Marketing
joe (dot) castner (at) aspenairinside (dot) com
925-271-5520 ext 802