At Saturday’s annual meeting on the ferry, a new program was unveiled to help members finance their home energy efficiency improvements. Islanders Bank is now offering the Get Connected Small Home Improvement Program with low-interest loans of between $2,000-$10,000 to qualifying households in San Juan County. The interest rates range from 4.5% and 5.315% APR (includes a 1% discount for an auto-payment from an Islanders Bank checking account). This is a convenient, low-cost and straightforward method of financing energy efficiency improvements to your home. When you consider the rebates available from OPALCO, as well as federal tax incentives – this is the right time to get on the path to energy efficiency. The first step is to schedule a Home Snapshot Energy Assessment to learn how and where you could be saving energy and money. To learn more about the Get Connected loan program, contact your local Islanders Bank branch: Orcas 376-2265; Lopez 468-2295; Friday Harbor 378-2265.