The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements

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Greenleaf Book Group, 2008 - House & Home - 179 pages
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In The Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency, John Krigger and Chris Dorsi help homeowners set realistic personal goals for reducing their energy consumption. Their methods for making homes more energy efficient will also improve comfort, safety, durability, and resale value. They guide readers through the process of assessing current energy usage and predicting the benefits and estimating the costs of remodeling options. With projects ranging from simple fixes to large-scale renovations, this book offers solutions for the energy-conscious homeowner, regardless of budget, technical ability, or time.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Analyzing Your Utility Bill
8
Home Energy Audits
14
Lighting Basics
20
The Bottom Line
26
Replacing Water Heaters
32
Chapter 5
57
Selecting Trees and Shrubs
64
The Bottom Line
100
Window Repair and Retrofit
106
Improving the Efficiency of Doors
112
Professional AirConditioning Service
120
The Bottom Line
128
Improving Duct Efficiency
134
Heating Systems of the Future
141
Chapter 12
153

Chapter 6
71
The Bottom Line
79
Chapter 7
81
Attic and Roof Insulation
88
Retrofit Wall Insulation
94
Controls for Ventilation Equipment
160
AirSealing and Ventilation for New Homes
167
Resources
173
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