If you're like a lot of the homeowners we meet with daily, you've been wondering how to improve the energy efficiency of your house (especially now in the cold winter months). Many ask how to most easily and economically reduce their ever-increasing energy bills when their budget is tight. If it’s been on your mind, we have good news. Adding more attic insulation is a low-cost, high return improvement that can be done (usually in a day) with limited resources – and insulation saves energy.

Remember, today's new homes are designed to be more energy efficient, but older homes frequently do not have adequate amounts of insulation. Lack of proper insulation means a lot of energy is lost in the form of heated air that escapes the house – taking your money with it.

For more ideas, visit EnergyStar, the site developed by the Federal Government with tons of resources and ideas to help you save energy and money.