Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings

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Saturn Resource Management, Inc., 2004 - Dwellings - 318 pages
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Contents

Introduction
13
EnergyEfficiency Ratings of Buildings
23
Energy Comfort Climate
35
Home Electrical Wiring
44
Building Construction
50
BuildingShell Heat Flow
56
Air Leakage
61
AirSealing Principles
74
Combustion Safety and Efficiency
146
Heating Comfort Controls
155
HotWater and SteamHeating Systems
161
New EnergyEfficient Combustion Furnaces
170
Electric Heat
176
Lighting and Appliances
183
Pools and Spas
195
Evaporative Coolers
207

Finding Air Leaks
82
Construction Flaws and Air Leakage
89
AirSealing Methods and Materials
95
Insulation
101
Retrofitting Insulation
111
Windows and Doors
121
Selecting New Windows
127
Doors
133
Water Heating
219
Alternative Water Heaters
225
Maintenance and Operation
231
Pollutant Control Strategies
250
Pumps
298
Index
305
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