Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies
Part I: Solving the World’s Problems from Your Front Porch.
Chapter 1: Defining Efficiency.
Chapter 2: Energy Sources and Sinks.
Chapter 3: Eliminating the Guesswork with Home Energy Audits.
Chapter 4: Financing Efficiency Improvements.
Chapter 5: Making Tradeoffs That Work for You.
Part II: Reducing Inefficiencies throughout Your Home.
Chapter 6: Keeping Your Home Free from Contaminants.
Chapter 7: Sealing and Insulating Your Home.
Chapter 8: Getting the Most Out of Your Heating and Air-Conditioning System.
Chapter 9: Lighting Your Home More Efficiently.
Chapter 10: Watering Down Your Water Consumption.
Chapter 11: Pigging Out on Power with Appliances.
Chapter 12: Controlling Solar Exposures in Your Home.
Chapter 13: Breathing Homes: Ventilation, Fans, and Air Filters.
Chapter 14: Reusing and Recycling: Play It Again, Sam.
Part III: Putting Alternative Energy Sources to Work for You.
Chapter 15: Burning Desires: Wood and Gas Stoves.
Chapter 16: Shining a Light on Solar Power for Your Home.
Chapter 17: Radiant Heating Systems.
Chapter 18: Heating with Biomass Stoves.
Chapter 19: Geothermal Energy: Straight from Mother Nature.
Part IV: Considering Efficiency When You Buy, Build, or Sell a Home.
Chapter 20: Looking at Community Solutions to Energy Efficiency.
Chapter 21: Building an Energy-Efficient Home from the Ground Up.
Chapter 22: Buying and Selling an Energy-Efficient Home.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Best Energy-Efficient Investments.
Chapter 24: Ten Ridiculously Easy Energy-Saving Tips.
Chapter 25: Ten Best Solar Investments.
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