AFC First, financial provider of the innovative Keystone Help loan program that I have both blogged about and used myself, happily reported yesterday that they are nearing the 3,000th loan issued in PA. New Keystone Help loans are up 40% over this time last year. Here's a link to the press release with details.
Why? Easy. With more and more local contractors selling their services and the tremendously-increased interest in high-efficiency HVAC systems, AFC First has effectively cornered the market for energy-efficient loan programs. I recently saw an ad in our local paper for a regional bank who was touting their energy loan program, but AFC First got it right by working with the state when it wasn't yet fashionable to do so.
For my own experience with the Lancaster PA Energy Loan, I was pleased with the way my purchase of a high-efficiency furnace went last summer. If you are considering an upgrade of your HVAC or other installed system, and if there are high-efficiency options available to you, don't forget to ask the installer if they are a Keystone Help-authorized dealer.