If your home was damaged by a storm or flood, the tremendous work, expense and stress can mean a daunting and difficult ordeal ahead. But it's possible to create a silver lining. If you restore for more than before, you can return to a better home -- a more energy-efficient, comfortable, resilient, and healthy home to enjoy with lower utility bills. This is one of a series of articles about ways to do that.
Take control of your future by making your home more comfortable, with lower utility bills, through energy-saving home improvements. It’s a great investment to upgrade when restoring your damaged home, even if your insurance won’t cover the incremental cost.
See Improve Your Home and Prosper for more energy-saving home improvement information and order Building Your High Performance Home: Gulf Region Homeowners Guide if you are rebuilding, both tailored to our climate. Also see www.energystar.gov and basc.pnnl.gov for more detailed guidance to create an energy-efficient home without causing moisture or health problems.
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