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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits: 140 Simple Solutions to Lower Energy Costs, Increase Your Home's Efficiency, and Save the Environment

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Reduce your utility bill and your carbon footprint

This hands-on guide shows you how to access your home's energy efficiency, and offers 140 energy- and money-saving solutions you can use right away. Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time.

Discover how to:

  • Implement immediate no- and low-cost improvements for lighting, heating, electricity, insulation, water use, and more
  • Identify and modify the most costly appliances in your home
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Develop a personal energy plan
  • Determine how and when to contract your green renovation
  • Understand ratings, standards, and conversions
  • Fund your green home improvement projects and take advantage of grants, rebates, and tax incentives

Synopsis:

Reduce your utility bill and your carbon footprint

This hands-on guide shows you how to access your home's energy efficiency, and offers 140 energy- and money-saving solutions you can use right away. Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time.

Discover how to: Implement immediate no- and low-cost improvements for lighting, heating, electricity, insulation, water use, and more Identify and modify the most costly appliances in your home Reduce carbon emissions Develop a personal energy plan Determine how and when to contract your green renovation Understand ratings, standards, and conversions Fund your green home improvement projects and take advantage of grants, rebates, and tax incentives

About the Author

David S. Findley is an assistant professor at Farmingdale State College and the owner of Synergy New Technology, a green technology solution provider.

Table of Contents

Ch 1. How to create a home of comfort, increase your income

Home/apartment/dwelling analysis

Identification of waste

Total cost (environmental, financial)

Ch 2. Simple, no-cost energy solutions

Interrelations of systems (heating/cooling)

Service appliances, clean dryer filter, and refrigerator

Turn up thermostat in summer, down in winter

Shorten times of timed products: pool pump, electric lights

Open your blinds

Shower with drain closed

AC placement: clean, insulate, and seal ducts, replace filter

Strategic placement of heat and furnace

Check furnace settings

Unplug appliances and chargers

Wash in cold, only full loads

Outside clothing dryer all year round, winter, damp dryer 10 minutes not 1.5 hrs

Appropriate Lighting

Ch 3. Energy Information

How to read utility bills

BTU

KWH

Energy consumption

Ch 4. Low cost energy solutions

Programmable thermostat

Compact fluorescent, or LED lights

Vampire power

Insulation

Water usage

Plant a tree

Door and window molding

Energy envelope, cracks seals, etc.

Solar screens

Ch 5. Effects on the environment and global warming

Carbon cycle

What your home is producing

What you choose to produce

What you can do today

Ch 6. Creating an effective and efficient plan

Strategy of largest energy consumption found in home

Efficient solutions

Ch 7. Contracting your project

Knowledge and comfort to hire a contractor

What to expect

When to say no

Contract and your protection

Ch 8. Large renovation projects

Know what you want, purpose, dont settle

Total home solution

Energy envelope

Architect and builders

General contractors

Ch 9. Conversion information

BTUs

KWH

Appliance efficiency

Energy star ratings

Other reliable sources

Web reference

How to purchase

Standard and metric conversions

Ch 10. Energy grants, rebates, and tax credits

Local, State, Federal and International Financial Assistance

Tax rebates

Grants

Low interest loans

Loan relief

Ch 11. Additional topics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071636391
Author:
Findley, David S.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Author:
Findley David
Author:
Findley, David
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Subject:
Dwellings -- Energy conservation.
Subject:
Energy auditing
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
energy, audit, environment, book, guide, how to, sustainability, green, efficiency, LED, BTUs, carbon footprint, energy auditor, global warming, renovation, HVAC, furnace, pool pump, appliances, compact fluorescent, tax rebates, grants, general contractor
Subject:
energy, audit, environment, book, guide, how to, sustainability, green, efficiency, LED, BTUs, carbon footprint, energy auditor, global warming, renovation, HVAC, furnace, pool pump, appliances, compact fluorescent, tax rebates, grants, general contractor
Subject:
energy, audit, environment, book, guide, how to, sustainability, green, efficiency, LED, BTUs, carbon footprint, energy auditor, global warming, renovation, HVAC, furnace, pool pump, appliances, compact fluorescent, tax rebates, grants, general contractor
Subject:
Construction-Do It Yourself
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
9.24x7.36x.51 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Reduce your utility bill and your carbon footprint

This hands-on guide shows you how to access your home's energy efficiency, and offers 140 energy- and money-saving solutions you can use right away. Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time.

Discover how to: Implement immediate no- and low-cost improvements for lighting, heating, electricity, insulation, water use, and more Identify and modify the most costly appliances in your home Reduce carbon emissions Develop a personal energy plan Determine how and when to contract your green renovation Understand ratings, standards, and conversions Fund your green home improvement projects and take advantage of grants, rebates, and tax incentives

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