TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Leon County has announced a partnership to increase energy efficiency in the community for residents.
The county is launching a "Property Assessed Clean Energy," or PACE, program.
County officials say the program allows homeowners to make residential energy efficiency improvements, including solar and wind, paying for upgrades over time with their property tax bill.
Officials with the Leon County Cooperative Extension Office say the introduction of the program demonstrates the county's continued use of innovative methods to protect the community's natural resources.
They say the program may be for you if you're a homeowner and you want to have a solar panel on top of your roof. It may be for you if your HVAC goes out in the middle of the summer or if you're trying to do some renovations before the storm season.
The finance program allows you to do that at a very low interest rate and spreads the payments over many years.
Leon County is one of the first in Florida to launch the program.
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