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Four-County EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Water Heaters: up to $700
Heat Pumps: up to $5,000
Terms:Water Heater Rate: not specified
Water Heater Repayment: up to 60 months
Heat Pump Rate: 6%
Heat Pump Repayment: up to 60 months
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Four-County EMC offers the Comfort Loan Program to residential customers. This program offers financing for insulation upgrades, the replacement of an existing heating/cooling system with an electric energy-efficient heat pump or air conditioning unit, and the purchase of certain energy-efficient water heaters. In order to qualify for the financing, heat pumps and air conditioners must have a minimum SEER of 13. The maximum loan amount for heat pumps and air conditioners is $5,000. The maximum loan amount for a water heater is $700. The loan is unsecured and payable over 60 months, with a minimum monthly payment of $25. Interested customers should contact the Four-County EMC office for more information.

  Customer Service - Four County EMC
Four County EMC
P.O. Box 667
1822 NC Hwy. 53 West
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-2171
Phone 2: (888) 368-7289
Fax: (910) 259-1860
Web Site:
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