Home Energy Manual
DIANE Publishing, 1992 - 44 pages
Explains energy-saving features of new homes in California. Shows you how to develop smart energy habits that will quickly lead to energy and dollar savings. Drawings and tables.
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Page 22 - Use small electric pans or toaster ovens for small meals rather than your large stove or oven. A toaster oven uses a third to half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
Page 26 - Operate and maintain your system to conserve energy. Help conserve energy. Compare the energy efficiency rating and cost information for this model with others. Check the figures and spend less on energy. • Your contractor has the energy fact sheets. Ask for them. Important Removal of this label before consumer purchase is a violation of federal law (42 USC 6302) SAMPLE LABEL Figure 3 10/12 Helv Pt. 305, App. K All copy Helvetica medium or bold All copy x 27 picas 10/12 Helv 8/9 Helv • 10/12...
Page 21 - Flatrbottomed pans receive heat directly and conserve energy. ] lf you cook with electricity, get in the habit of turning off the burners several minutes before the allotted cooking time.
Page 22 - ... Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers; frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit. Don't allow frost to build up more than onequarter of an inch. • Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. Test them by closing the door over a piece of paper or a dollar bill so it is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull the paper or bill out easily, the latch may need adjustment, the seal may need replacing, or you might consider buying a...
Page 21 - rinse hold" on your machine for just a few soiled dishes. It uses 3 to 7 gallons of hot water each time you use it.
Page 21 - This saves the energy needed to heat the water, is recommended for the appliance, and aids in getting rid of grease. Grease solidifies in cold water and can be ground up and washed away.
Page 21 - These floodlights provide about the same amount of light as standard 100-watt bulbs but at half the wattage. • Try 25-watt reflector flood bulbs in high-intensity portable lamps. They provide about the same amount of light but use less energy than the 40-watt bulbs that normally come with these lamps.
Page 41 - Installation of Fireplaces, Decorative Gas Appliances and Gas Logs. 1 Masonry and factory-built fireplaces have: a Closeable metal or glass door b. Outside air intake with damper and control c. Flue damper and control 2. No continuous burning gas pilot tights allowed.