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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071636391
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,140,035

Meet the Author

David S. Findley is the owner of Synergy New Technology, a green technology solution provider.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Increase Your Home's Comfort and Increase Your Income; Chapter 2. Home Improvements You Can Do Today at No Cost to You; Chapter 3. Low-Cost Solutions; Chapter 4. Chief Home Energy Expenses; Chapter 5. Personal and Global Environments (They are One and the Same); Chapter 6. Creating a Personal Energy Plan; Chapter 7. How and When to Contract Out Your Green Renovation; Chapter 8. Large Renovation Projects; Chapter 9. Standards, Conversions, and Green References; Chapter 10. Funding Your Green Home-Improvement Projects; Index

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