Home Energy Diet How to Save Money by Making Your House Energy-Smart

ISBN-10: 0865715300
ISBN-13: 9780865715301
Edition: 2005
Authors: Paul Scheckel
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Description: This book helps readers to take control of their personal energy use and costs so that they can save money, live more comfortably and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how you home  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book helps readers to take control of their personal energy use and costs so that they can save money, live more comfortably and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how you home uses -- and loses -- energy you par for via: Electricity; Hot Water; Heating and air conditioning; Windows, walls and insulation. The book involves readers in learning about their own homes by measuring, metering, investigating and considering habits relate to household energy use, then learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost, and make informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades.

Paul Scheckel is an energy auditor who has visited thousands of homes, educating people about energy efficiency, cost-effective improvements, and indoor air quality. With a passion for efficiency and renewables, he walks the talk by living in a solar-powered house and driving a car powered by vegetable oil, in his home state of Vermont.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Energy Literacy
Primary Fuels
Measuring Energy
The Big Picture
Where Does Energy Come From?
Where Does the Energy Go?
Home Energy Matters
Comparing Fuel Energy and Costs
Increase Efficiency, Reduce Waste
How Heat Moves
Next Steps
Electricity
Introduction to Using Electricity in Your Home
Terms
Awareness: The Big Picture
Where Does Electricity Go?
Powerful Impacts
Assessing Electric Use of Appliances
Electrical Energy Audit
Electrical Diet
Home Power Safety
Appliance Energy Use
Power Use of Household Appliances
Common Electrical Appliances
Clothes Dryer Diet
Clothes Washer Diet
Dehumidifier Diet
Dishwasher Diet
Lighting Diet
Cooking Diet
Waterbed Diet
Refrigerator and Freezer Diet
Hot Water
Introduction
Awareness: The Big Picture
Types of Water Heaters
Maintaining Your Water Heater
Water Heater Efficiency Measures
How to Choose a New Water Heater
Your Hot Water and Energy Consumption
Hot Water Diet
Heating and Air Conditioning
Introduction
Awareness: The Big Picture
What Determines Home Heating Energy Consumption?
Types of Heating Systems
Efficiency Ratings for Heating Systems
Efficiency Improvements
Combustion Equipment and Fuel Safety
Buying New
Combustion Equipment Safety Diet
Heating Diet
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning Diet
The Envelope, Please
Introduction
Terms
Awareness
Assessment
Insulation
Windows
Air Leakage
Envelope Improvement Assessment
Air Leakage Diet
Air and Moisture Movement
Reducing Air and Moisture Movement
Relative Humidity and Moisture Control
Indoor Air Quality
Ventilation
Ice Dams and Icicles
Diet For a Warm, Dry, Healthy Envelope
How to Perform a Heat Load Calculation on Your Home
Buying New Appliances
How to Buy A New Appliance
Checklist for Choosing a New Energy-Efficient Appliance
Financial Incentive
Off-Grid Economics
How Much Energy Do You Use?
Your Greenhouse Gas Profile
Appliance Use Chart
Heat-Load Calculations for Your House
Index

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