Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings-10th Edition
Save Money, Save the Earth
ISBN10: 0865717257 ISBN13: 9780865717251 Contributors: Amann, Jennifer Thorne; Ackerly, Katie; Wilson, Alex Publisher: New Society Pub Published: Nov 27 2012 Pages: 241 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The most complete and up-to-date guide available to energy savings in the home .
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.