Can an older home be cozy in the winter and comfortable in the summer? Can an older home be Energy Star rated? From our experiences my neighbor Kathy and I say “yes!” The home must be well insulated and the holes must be sealed. We each had our homes tightened up by Energy Reduction Specialists (ERS) of North Carolina. I had my house done first and I was so convincing when telling Kathy about what was done that she called ERS for a consultation. We are both pleased with the resulting comfort and savings and will tell you about our experiences in this article.