Little-Known VA Program Saves Veterans Money on Energy Bills - Free VA Education Summit in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, May 10, 2017 (Newswire.com) - The federal government has a little-known VA program that can save all veterans, reservists and active military money on their expensive summer energy bills, according to the not-for-profit veterans organization, VAREP.
Many Valley residents don't know about the VA energy efficient program that can help anyone who served in the military convert their existing home into an energy efficient home, says G-II Varrato - director of Government Affairs for Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP).
"I speak to veterans and realtors all the time. They've never heard of this energy efficient program that can save Valley veterans, reservists and active military hundreds of dollars on their electric bills. Our VA Housing Summit on May 20th will educate potential home buyers and current home owners on how they can take advantage of this VA program."
G-II Varrato , VAREP - Director of Government Affairs
"I speak to veterans and realtors all the time. They've never heard of this energy efficient program that can save Valley veterans, reservists and active military hundreds of dollars on their electric bills," said Varrato. "Our VA Housing Summit on May 20th will educate potential home buyers and current home owners on how they can take advantage of this VA program that will save them money on their expensive electric bills."
For the average 2,000 square foot home in the Valley, this energy conversion can save veterans roughly $300 a month on their AC bill from May-September, says Varrato.
How the Energy Efficient VA Program Works
The government created this energy efficient VA program as a way to help veterans and military families upgrade their homes so they are more energy efficient. Most homes built in Arizona before the year 2000 cost more money to cool throughout the scorching summers.
Older homes typically have single pane windows that contain gas inside the glass. Over time, the gas leaks from the windows, allowing the heat and sun’s UV rays to penetrate the home and incur higher energy costs. The VA program can also help with other home energy conservation changes, such as solar cooling and heating systems, updated thermostats, caulking and weather stripping, which can keep the heat out during the summer.
For new home buyers, this VA energy efficient program can be added to their mortgage, allowing them to convert their home to a more energy efficient home before they move in. Existing home owners who served in the military can also benefit from the VA program by refinancing.
Free Veterans Housing Summit - Educates Valley Veterans on Energy Efficient VA Program
On Saturday, May 20th the Phoenix chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) is hosting a Veterans Housing Summit at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
Veterans will have the opportunity learn about this energy efficient program and other VA programs that can get them into a home - in many cases - for less than they currently pay in rent. Veterans, mortgage experts and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding the VA Program and everything it offers.
The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing sustainable home ownership, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the active-military and veteran communities.
Details of Veterans Housing Summit
DATE: Saturday May 20th from 9AM to 2PM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 – Regency Ball Room
REGISTRATION: Register for the Veterans Housing Summit here.
Press Contact Mark Macias
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