Homeowners find it pays to go green

Improvements save money long-term, boost appeal to buyers

The green revolution is spreading as the public becomes aware of the need to reduce dependence on foreign oil and improve the environment through conservation and recycling.

Today’s recession-wary homeowners are reluctant to spend a penny on home improvements. However, some effective energy-saving home improvements don’t cost much and can save you money in the long run.

For example, a tight house prevents heat loss. To keep your home from leaking, weatherstrip by sealing voids around windows, doors, vents, cables, electrical outlets, and switches and electrical wires.