October 15, 2013

Susan Cantor

Seattle, Washington

Susan Cantor

Craft3 provided Susan Cantor with a Home Energy Loan for oil to gas furnace conversion, installation of gas lines for future appliances and decommission of the old oil tank.

As a small business owner and single mother of two, Susan Cantor didn’t have money to spare. Her oil bill kept increasing year after year. When it reached $350 per month to heat her 1,400 square foot home, Susan thought to herself, “If I could put some money into my home to make it more energy efficient I wouldn’t have this huge bill.”

Then a friend told her about the Community Power Works program. Susan found out she could get rid of her oil hog and install a gas furnace. With the help of energy contractor Greenwood Heating & Air Conditioning, Susan’s gas bill now runs between $17 and $117 depending on the time of year. This mean Susan has at least $233 more in her pocket every month.

Craft3 provided Susan with a Home Energy Loan for oil to gas furnace conversion, installation of gas lines for future appliances and decommission of the old oil tank. Our investment in Susan strengthens economic, ecological and family resilience by supporting economic growth, building assets, reducing impact on climate and minimizing impacts of communities on nature.

Being able to pay her Craft3 loan on-bill through her Seattle City Light account is the icing on the cake. Susan calls it “No muss, no fuss”. Susan Cantor used Craft3 financing to leverage rebates for her project and strengthen the value of her home. Susan averts 3.71 metric tons of greenhouse gases and conserves 7.67 BTUs of energy each year

With generous support from the Washington State Department of Commerce, Craft3 offers loans to help homeowners finance energy-efficiency upgrades.