This document from the energy star website actually shows that by
investing in more energy efficient building materials, like Thermal
Line triple pane windows, Amvic ICF concrete walls and
foundations, Stiebel Eltron Electric storage mass floor heat, energy
star appliances, energy efficient lighting, and better construction
practices that you actually can invest more money in your home,
but you actually save money every month, and of course this
savings will actually increase as energy costs increase!

< Actual savings
per month on
your monthly
energy bill based
on spending
$5,000.00 more
for your home, or