So rather than getting bids for solar panels, the first thing you should do it is arrange a home energy audit. Most are free services or you can pay for a more extensive offering where people will actually do some air-sealing or insulating on the spot. I recently paid about $600 for an audit and it was worth it for both the work they did and the advice.
A good resource for many home-related decisions is Sierra Club's recently launched Green Home Web site.
April 20, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
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