Consumer Reports created this book to offer relief from the rising energy costs that steadily drain your wallet. It's jammed with easy-to-follow advice straight from Consumer Reports experts in the areas of home improvement, appliances and autos.
You'll discover that there's nothing difficult or mysterious about saving energy dollars--it's really just a bunch of little things you can do that add up to big savings. In fact, many of the tips are surprisingly cheap--or even free. As much as 30 percent of the money you spend on heating and cooling may be wasted through small leaks throughout your house. This book offers step-by step photos that make it easy to find those leaks and plug them up.
If your doors and windows are old and drafty you don't necessarily have to replace them. This book offers fix-ups that can drastically improve the efficiency of those old windows and doors and save you the huge expense of replacing them. If it is time to replace, you'll learn how to buy the ones that are beast for your house, climate, and budget.
Should you fix that old washer, fridge or other major appliance, or is it time to replace it with a new, more energy efficient model? Consumer Reports testing and reliability experts help you make the right decision.
The engineers at Consumer Reports Auto Test Center help you choose the fuel-stingiest autos and provide driving and maintenance tips that squeeze extra mileage out of every tankful.
You'll even find clearly illustrated directions for simple energy-saving jobs such as caulking windows and checking tire pressure, so you can save even more money by doing them yourself. And, Twenty Free Ways to Start Saving Today -- 20 simple habitchanges that will save you significant energy dollars without investing a penny.