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Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-47711-3
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384 pages
November 2008
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Introduction.

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.

Index.

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