pace program Florida FAQ

Questions and answers about SMART Efficient Solutions


What is SMART Efficient Solutions?

SMART Efficient Solutions began as a Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program approved business entity headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It was started by a network of partner businesses to help qualified Florida property owners take advantage of the benefits of the PACE program. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we have since expanded our services to include hurricane damage claim and disaster relief assistance, including helping victims of Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters rebuild their homes and process their insurance claims.

What is the PACE program?

PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. It is a government-approved clean energy program that provides financing for qualified property owners to take advantage of the benefits of clean energy living. SMART Efficient Solutions works with qualified property owners in the state of Florida to obtain 100% financing with no money down for clean energy or renewable energy improvements and upgrades to homes and commercial properties. Because of the sheer volume of damage claim assistance needed in Florida, we are currently not offering PACE program financing assistance directly through SMART Efficient Solutions. However, if you are interested in qualifying for the Florida PACE program, we will connect you with our partners who are actively working with Florida homeowners for qualifying PACE projects.

What improvements can be financed through PACE?

Qualifying improvements may include energy efficient air conditioning and heating systems, weather-resistant impact windows, new roofing or re-roofing, spray foam insulation and more!

Why is your physical address the same as an air conditioning company in Tampa?

Super Heat and Air of Tampa is one of our partner businesses and a preferred contractor of ours for air conditioning and heating projects for the Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

Is making payments on my property tax bill a good idea?

PACE financing payments are authorized under Florida State Statute 163.08 and secured by a continuing lien on the property. PACE financing may come with tax benefits (consult with your tax advisor; SMART Efficient Solutions does not provide tax advice) and if you sell your property, payments may transfer to the new property owner just like your property taxes.

What Florida counties and cities are participating in the PACE program ?

Click here for an updated list on which Florida counties and cities participate in the PACE program. For Florida PACE program financing assistance, our partners are currently focusing on Broward, Hillsborough and Pasco counties until further notice.

How do I get started?

It’s easy! Call us at 1-844-949-7223 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.