The Energy Efficient Home: A Manual for Saving Fuel and Using Solar, Wood, and Wind Power (Plume Book)
by Steven Robinson, published by The New American Library (1978)
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This book is the complete do-it-yourself energy-saving guide, fully illustrated with photos and line drawings. Energy bills are not monthly dues you have to pay. Look at each one as a budgetary expense which you can control. You may be intimidated by the machinery which produces and consumes energy, but the more you discover how to control your energy usage, the more you will appreciate the services you receive. You pay for energy according to the units consumed: electricity (kwh), gas (therms or cu. feet), or oil (gallons). This book takes you through analyzing your energy consumption and examining where there is energy waste in your home. From there it gives you ideas on cutting down on waste. Finally, several sources of energy supplements and alternatives are explored. The key to remember is that you can adopt the energy conservation ethic at home without sacrificing your present levels of comfort and convenience. The ideas presented in this book are still viable today. In fact many of the energy sources discussed have become more feasible to implement.
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