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With rising energy costs, homeowners are beginning to examine the energy efficiency of their own homes, asking questions that range from where energy comes from and how much it costs, to how to choose new appliances and what options exist for renewable energy?
The Home Energy Diet answers all these questions and more, while helping readers take control of their personal energy use and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably, and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how your home uses-and loses-energy you pay for via:
The Home Energy Diet involves readers in learning about their own homes by measuring, metering, investigating, and considering habits related to household energy use, then learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost, and to make informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades. The book explores the misunderstood concept of efficiency versus cost by comparing fuel costs and equipment choices, including the possibility of using renewable energy for meeting home energy needs. This authoritative guide makes efficiency fun through personal anecdotes and humorous "tales-from-the-basement" energy misadventures.
Since energy efficiency is an investment that offers returns greater than Wall Street, readers can earn several hundred dollars every year just by following the advice in this book. As a bonus, many of the energy-saving strategies described can make for improved indoor air quality and healthier, more comfortable homes.
Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series(2004-12-01)
Some good ideas i hadn't already thought of plus the ones i have.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I rented this book from the library initially, but I decided I needed to get a copy to keep, as there is way too much useful information to be... Read morePublished 11 months ago by akOSU
This book is pretty useful and should help the average user save money in a fairly substantial way.
For more on how to save money in certain states, go to:... Read more
This is a book that everyone should read. It 's fundamental for everyone to know energy in general, and specially about home energy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by lionking2424
I like being able to save money on all Utilities, I live in a mobile home park
and there are only so many types of things one can do with a trailer to
make it fit the... Read more
This book has some pretty good ideas, but not a lot that I didn't already know. I'd say for someone who doesn't know anything at all about how to save energy this would be a good... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Heather O'Cain
As the title suggests, The Home Energy Diet is a full menu of ideas for putting your home on an "energy diet. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by S. Hansen
I think the key thing to know before you decide whether or not to buy this book is that according to the author, Paul Scheckel, the average American household consumes about 30... Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by Soccerfan
In standard style, Amazon shows how much we save on the purchase price. For the 'The Home Energy Diet', that is only the beginning. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Cary Champlin