home with an Energy Star bulb will lead to big energy savings in the months and years ahead.

¦ Make sure your home’s envelope is secure. Your home’s envelope includes its outer walls, ceiling, windows and floors. Consider the benefits of insulated siding products. Prodigy Insulated Siding from Alside is up to 1.5 inches thick, making it an exceptional option to improve the R-value of your exterior walls which can help you save energy and money. In addition, the siding’s clean lines and wide array of rich colors offer your home a modern look that increases its curb appeal.

¦ Get audited. No one wants to be financially audited, but inviting an energy

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auditor to your home allows you to explore new energy-saving options. Your energy auditor will evaluate your home and offer you cost-effective measures to help you save energy and money. Expect to pay a small fee up front for the assessment, but you will easily recoup that money by acting on the information you receive.

Warmer weather does not need to equal higher energy bills. Following these tips can help lower your energy expenses and improve the look of your home at the same time. To learn more about how new, low-maintenance windows and siding can increase your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal, visit