|The typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills, a large portion of
which is wasted. Fortunately, you can do a lot to save energy and money at home.
Energy-efficiency improvements not only make your home more comfortable, they can yield
longer-term financial rewards. Reduced utility bills more than make up for the higher price of
energy-efficient appliances and improvements over their lifetimes. In addition, the
improvements should increase the value of your home.
Since heating and cooling your home account for about half your utility bill, upgrading your
homes insulation and sealing air leaks may be the fastest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy waste, make your home more comfortable, and get the most of your energy dollars. A comprehensive approach includes a combination
of products and construction techniques that protect a home from outside hot or cold
temperatures, eliminate air leaks, and control moisture.