Consumer guide highlights home improvements to conserve energy
The 10th edition of the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings has been released by co-publishers the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and New Society Publishers. With major expansions and updates to the lighting, home electronics, building envelope and water heating chapters, the new edition of the Consumer Guide helps homeowners and renters decide which improvements will yield the most bang for their buck and help them incorporate energy efficiency into future projects.
Achieving energy savings in the home isn’t just about replacing older appliances. Many consumers have followed the guide’s advice to schedule home energy audits in order to form better decisions on what energy efficiency improvements to make. Others have taken advantage of their state’s or utility’s energy efficiency incentives to realize budget-friendly home improvements such as insulating their homes or installing compact fluorescent lamps.
The 10th edition relies heavily on clear illustrations and highly readable, well-organized chapters that provide extensive information on home heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, water heating, cooking and laundry. Readers will learn the latest developments in green technology. All of the chapters provide helpful explanations for:
Hard copies of the book can be ordered for $18.95 (plus shipping and handling) directly from New Society Publishers (http://www.newsociety.com/Books/C/Consumer-Guide-to-Home-Energy-Savings-10th-Edition) or from major retail booksellers. An ebook also is available on the New Society Publishers’ site.
Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy