Make Water & Energy Efficient Upgrades with HERO Program

Make water and energy efficiency upgrades at your home with the help of the HERO Program!

Did you know that making energy and water efficient upgrades can be simple and easy? Taking on such a large project can be tough on the wallet but there is a solution. Corona residents now qualify for the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) loan program. These low interest rate loans are paid back through your property taxes and are even tax deductible.

In just four easy steps you could be on your way to owning brand new energy and water efficient devices such as solar panels, central air conditioners, hot water delivery systems, grey water systems, weather based irrigation controllers, or rain barrels. Owning these different water efficient devices is truly beneficial. The hot water delivery system, for example, is a small attachment that is installed under your sink. This device heats your water within seconds so you do not have to waste your time nor money. Another useful device is the Weather Based Irrigation Controller, or WBIC. This timer will run your irrigation based off current weather conditions and will even shut off the sprinklers if it starts to rain.water drop

We all know that turf removal can be expensive and time consuming. But under the HERO program, you have the opportunity to take out your turf without the upfront cost. Turf uses much more water than drought tolerant plants. Converting your yard from turf to an alternative landscape is extremely important especially since we are in a multi-year drought. The HERO loan program promotes water conservation and is designed to help everyone make the process of getting these devices and services simple and easy.

Filling out the application online will instantly tell you how much your home is approved for. Once you have been approved, select the products, contractor, and begin your project. It is that simple! There is no application fee and the entire approval process takes just a few minutes.

For more information on the HERO program, please visit them online or call 1-855-HERO-411.

Barbara Spoonhour
Director of Energy and Environmental Programs
Western Riverside Council of Governments

City of Corona Department of Water and Power
Water Resources Team