Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

Save Money, Save the Earth

Book - 2012
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Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills.

Well-organized and highly readable, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

Energy use characteristics Comparisons between available technologies Cost-effective repair and replacement options Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment.

This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : New Society ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], 2012
Edition: 10th Updated ed
ISBN: 9780865717251
0865717257
Characteristics: xi, 241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ackerly, Katie
Wilson, Alex 1955-

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