Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 24, 2008 - House & Home - 384 pages
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Hands-on, practical solutions to save money by making smart energy changes

One of the best and most affordable strategies people can employ to combat global warming is to improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies provides homeowners with advice, tips, and projects to reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and cut down on waste and pollution. After performing a do-it-yourself home energy audit, readers create an action plan based on their personal goals. Readers are presented with a wide range of potential solutions, from making better use of blinds and awnings to exploring geothermal options in order to reduce household costs and their impact on the planet.

Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.
  

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I skimmed through the book and got what I wanted. If you are really into this topic, there is lots of detail to review. If you just want some tips (like I did), there are a couple of good sections in the back. Read full review

Contents

About This Book
Defining Efficiency
Energy Sources and Sinks
Eliminating the Guesswork withHome Energy Audits
Financing Efficiency Improvements
Making Tradeoffs That Work for
Reducing Inefficiencies throughout Your Home
Getting the Most Out of Your Heating and AirConditioning System
Breathing Homes VentilationFans and AirFilters
Keeping a RecordofWhat YouThrow Away Using Less of Everything
Burning Desires Wood and Gas Stoves
Supplementing Your Domestic Hot Water Heater with Solar Energy
Getting thePVsystem installed Powering Pumps and Motors Directly Supplying water with a solar pump
Radiant Heating Systems Radiating Heat with RadiantHeat Systems OldStyle Radiators
Geothermal Energy Straight from Mother Nature
Considering Efficiency When You Buy Build or Sell a Home

Lighting Your Home More Efficiently
Watering Down Your Water Consumption
Pigging Out on Power with Appliances
Controlling Solar Exposures in Your Home
Installing a Programmable Thermostat
Ten Ridiculously Easy EnergySaving Tips
Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Solar Water Heaters Solar Yard Lights
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Rik DeGunther is a design engineer and energy efficiency consultant. He is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.

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