Cut Your Energy Bills Now: 150 Smart Ways to Save Money & Make Your Home More Comfortable & Green

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Taunton Press, 2008 - House & Home - 122 pages
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he New York Times featured an article with Bruce Harley, author of Cut Your Energy Bills Now. Purchase your copy of the book today to save money and to make your home more comfortable and green.

During this interview Harley commented on ' "the first time many people give any thought to replacing a refrigerator is when it stops working. But, he said, if you wait until your equipment dies, you're going to be making a panic purchase, and you're not going to spend the time looking for the most energy-efficient model." '

Are there reliable ways to cut your energy bills now? Yes. And this comprehensive volume shows you precisely how to make your house more energy efficient by creating an action plan to revisit, revamp or replace big appliances, lighting, heating and cooling systems, insulation and much more. In 2007, the average household spent between $2,100 and $2,500 on energy for the home. And no one needs to remind you that costs are even higher today.

By providing more than 150 ways you can save energy today, Bruce Harley gives you detailed instructions on projects you can complete yourself -- plus everything you'll need to hire competent, experienced outside contractors.

 

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Put your utility bill on a diet with this handy book. Harley (Insulate & Weatherize) is an energy-efficiency expert with a lot of good advice. About 150 tips and pieces of information are provided to assist homeowners in taking control of their energy costs. A great buy for public libraries. Read full review

Contents

Plan Your energy Fixes
2
Lighting and PlugIns
14
Big appliances
24
Hot Water
40
Heating and Cooling
52
Your leaky House
68
Insulation
88
Windows and Doors
104
Resources
116
Index
120
HARLEY_BackCover
123
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Bruce Harley is a noted expert on energy-efficient residential construction and renovation. A long-time engineer, he has helped diagnose and repair such varied problems as building air leakage, indoor air quality, HVAC system failures, plus combustion and moisture issues. Bruce has also led national seminars on energy-efficient residential construction, codes, building science, and mechanical systems.

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