The ACEEE Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is a one-stop resource for consumers who want to improve their home’s energy performance and reduce costs. This one stop reference begins with an overview of the inter-relationships between energy use, economics and the environment. Each chapter is designed to provide up-to-date information individuals need to reduce energy use in your home, including electronics, lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and kitchen and laundry. Helpful explanations include describing energy use characteristics, drawing comparisons between the available technologies, outlining the most cost-effective repair and replacement options, providing step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment, describing how the equipment operates, and summarizing how much energy is used or lost.
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Also included are tips on improving existing equipment, and guidance for when and why consumers should purchase new energy-efficient equipment, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. This guide will be an invaluable resource to all consumers concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.