The National Association of Home Builders offered a few homeowner tips on energy efficiency during the National Green Building Conference in St. Louis.

  • Install maximum insulation in the area to be remodeled.
  • Install high-efficiency windows instead of those that just meet the energy code.
  • Seal all exterior penetrations in the area being remodeled.
  • Purchase only Energy Star ®-rated appliances.
  • Install only low-flow water fixtures.
  • Upgrade to an Energy Star ®-rated water heater, or better yet a tankless water heater.
  • Purchase the highest efficiency HVAC system you can afford.  

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