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October 17, 2015 (San Diego's East County) -- New, updated HVAC systems offer ways for homeowners to save energy, and therefor money in their wallets. But some homeowners may avoid updating their systems because they are afraid of what seems like a high cost to install.

Now with the new Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program, that doesn’t have to be a concern. HERO offers financing for approved energy and water efficient products, as well as renewable energy products, for homeowners in San Diego. With the program, homeowners can get low, fixed-rate financing options and payment plans that can vary from five to 20 years, making it as easy as possible for homeowners to upgrade their heating and air conditioning units and better protect the environment.

Traditional financing determines a person’s eligibility based on their credit scores and payment history. The HERO program, however, considers home equity plus mortgage and property tax payment history. The program also offers repayments through property taxes.

“Because the HERO program looks at home equity as the primary eligibility factor, thousands of homeowners are now able to afford new systems that otherwise might not have been able to,” says Gabriel Carini, Carini Heating and Air Conditioning CEO. “The program also offers tax benefits, helping to lower the overall cost of ownership.”

Homeowners will love the ability to install state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning systems they might not have been able to afford before, such as ductless mini split air conditioning systems.

A mini split heating and air conditioning system allows homeowners to control airflow to specific rooms in a more controlled manner than ever before because they allow energy use to be focused only on the rooms homeowners use, rather than wasting it on unused rooms.

“In a ductless mini split system, a unit mounted on the wall is connected to a small, exterior condenser unit, thereby eliminating the need for ductwork,” says Carini. “And there are beautiful, sleek designs that offer homeowners discreet looks.”

Pricing for these ductless systems is competitive with traditional heating and air conditioning systems, and because they are more energy efficient, homeowners will see energy bill savings. They are a great option in historic homes, and other homes where construction for new ductwork might be difficult.

“HERO financing allows for the installation of these energy efficient mini split systems,” says Carini. “However, not every HVAC provider is a partner in the HERO program. There is a strict qualification process and Carini Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to be a top partner in the program, thanks to our record of providing excellent and honest service.”

Carini Heating and Air Conditioning provides traditional and energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems installation, repair and services to East San Diego County (Santee, El Cajon, Alpine, La Mesa,) Central San Diego, La Jolla and Del Mar, North San Diego (Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido,) South San Diego County (Chula Vista, Imperial Beach.) To learn more about the HERO program and all of the energy efficient options available to you, contact Carini Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Carini Heating and Air Conditioning,  3388 Channel Way, San Diego, CA 92110, 619-843-0997


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