The high cost of natural gas and other forms of heating fuel has inspired about one-quarter of American homeowners to make improvements that will increase their homes’ energy efficiency within five years, according to a study by Owens Corning. Another 37 percent are considering such improvements. Sixty percent of homeowners say their bills have increased this year.
Of those planning improvements, nearly two-thirds cited a need to save money as their motive; 47 percent said an increase in resale value was a factor.
The most frequently mentioned improvements were: