Keystone HELP Program Now Open to Assist Homeowners with Energy Efficiency Projects

(HARRISBURG) – – A new state program to assist homeowners make their houses more energy efficient is now open for applications, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

The Keystone HELP Loan and Rebate Program, provides rebates and low-interest loans to enable homeowners to purchase and install energy efficient equipment or undertake renovations that will lower the house’s energy consumption.

“Rebates will be available for the purchase and installation of qualifying equipment, such as high efficiency heating and cooling systems, geothermal heat pumps and ENERGY STAR-qualified windows and doors,” said the Senator.  “By investing in energy efficiency, families can save money.”

The Keystone HELP program is made possible by passage of the $650 million Alternative  Energy Investment Fund last July.  An eligible applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident with a household income of no more than $150,000.  The home in which the improvements are made must be the applicant’s primary residence.

Applications under the program must be submitted by June 30.  Applications and program guidelines are available at www.keystonehelp.com