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The Maziarz home is better than ever

David and Juliana Maziarz recently moved into a historic Los Angeles home and immediately began saving to make upgrades. As a photographer, David had always wanted to work from home. However, his home’s poor heating and cooling system, along with excessive dust from a lack of insulation and sealing, made film development and photo printing impossible. It was time for a change, so Juliana contacted a local certified contractor for a consultation.

The contractor suggested several upgrades that would make the Maziarzes' home more comfortable and allow David to work at home whenever he wants. All the desired upgrades were made in a single project, just as the family had wanted. To pay for the project, the contractor suggested REEL financing, giving the Maziarzes the opportunity to affordably pay for the project over time and stay within their monthly budget. “It’s an older home," Juliana said, "and we had been saving to make the upgrades as needed. But, the REEL program allowed us to make all of the upgrades at once.”

What REEL financing can do for you
Looking to make home improvements? The REEL program can help you finance a wide range of energy upgrades, from heating and air conditioning to windows and insulation. Up to 30% of your loan can go toward nonenergy items, such as kitchen cabinets and flooring. The REEL program is available to borrowers with a wide range of credit scores and incomes, has no closing costs or origination fees, and offers affordable monthly payments.

Explore energy efficiency improvements and find a participating REEL contractor on the residential page.

Maziarz family home upgrades
Total Project Cost: $34,323.58
Interest Rate: 6.88% APR
Reel Program Loan: $34,323.58
Monthly Payment: $307.01

Maziarz home improvements

Attic insulation

Attic insulation stabilizes home temperature and provides a safer home structure.

Whole building air seal

Air sealing reduces air leakage out of the home, allowing for a more controlled household temperature at a low cost.

Low-flow showerhead

A low-flow showerhead uses maximum water efficiency, cutting the cost of the home's water bill.

Faucets

Energy efficient faucets reduce the water and energy use of the home.

Duct sealing

Duct sealing locates the home's air ducts and covers open gaps to control household temperature.

Windows

Energy efficient windows reduce heat gain and loss out of the home.

Central gas furnace

Energy-efficient furnaces produce more heat per unit of fuel used.

Garage roof gutters*

Garage roof gutters drain rainwater and reduce damage to the home.

*Nonenergy efficiency measure

Residential Start Project

Start your project today!

Here are four simple steps to finance your home energy improvement project with REEL.

1. Get a project estimate from a contractor.

2. Choose an approved lender and apply for financing.

3. Receive lender confirmation to start your project.

4. Sign loan closing documents and enjoy your comfortable, efficient home.