Our Texas home was more than 25 years old and it was time for some serious upgrades. Living in a region that is known for weather extremes, it only made sense to beef up our ways to stay warm and cool as the seasons changed. My husband and I poured over websites like fixed rate electricity prices to learn all we could to make wise energy efficient decisions. We were blown away at all the options from super cheap to expensive. We knew we wanted to make some hefty investments and after calculating potential savings, we bought a tankless water heater and installed a solar panel on our shop behind our home. It’s been a year since the investments and we are floored by the annual savings! The initial investment is well worth it. We are planning more upgrades for the upcoming year. Radiant floor heating in the master bath and throughout the entire main floor living should drastically reduce our energy bill again. I encourage everyone to make small changes in their own homes like energy efficient bulbs and they will be surprised the difference.