Dear Expert: My family always tries to use green products whenever we can. How can I make sure the “green” products used to build my house are truly environmentally friendly? Gavin, Edina
A: Many products claim to be green, but in the end energy savings might not be as high as you originally thought. The construction of the home is more important than the green products used in the building process. Get the most long-term energy savings in your home investment by checking with a contractor or other trusted expert in the building industry.
—Steve Northway, Northway Construction