Note: The eligible technologies listed above are only examples of some improvements that might be supported under this program as detailed on the program web site. Other improvements may be eligible and not all potentially eligible improvements will be appropriate for all participants.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) joins the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) in offering low interest loans for projects which increase the energy efficiency of participating residences through Maryland Home Energy Loan Program (MHELP).
In order to be eligible, the property must be an owner-occupied primary residence located in the State of Maryland. Single-family detached homes and townhouses are eligible for loans, while condominiums and coops are unable to participate. Participants must have good credit record of at least 620 and must have the ability to repay. Interested homeowners must contact the MCEC program to pre-quality for the loan before start of the project.
The program offers unsecured financing loans from $1,500 to $20,000 at an interest rate of 9.99%. The term of the loan depends on the loan amount, with maximum of 10 years. A sample of eligible projects that can be financed through the MHELP includes:
Replacing water heaters, boilers, furnaces, HVAC, heat pumps
Repairs to install energy measures or to correct health and safety issues
Chimney energy improvements including chimney caps
Weather stripping including exterior windows and doors