Add insulation to roof, walls and basement

Why

The more insulation a building has, the less heat it loses in the winter, and the less heat it gains in the summer.  Insulation reduces both your heating bill in the winter and your air conditioning bill in the summer.  Plus, a well insulated building is more comfortable.

How

Some spaces are easy to insulate – like an unfinished basement or an accessible attic.  These you should tackle right away.  If you are a DIY family, here’s a helpful resource.  Otherwise look for insulation contractors in the yellow pages. 

Plan ahead to invest in whole home insulation.