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Insulate & Weatherize

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Insulate & Weatherize
by Bruce Harley
Paperback

The appliances we use…the lights we turn on…these two items alone in our homes can account for upward of 40% of total energy dollars spent. For those who want to save money (and who doesn’t?) by becoming more energy efficient—and for those who want to go a step further and embrace the latest strategies in renewable and alternative energy systems—Insulate and Weatherize is about to lead the way.

It's been 10 years since the first edition of Insulate and Weatherize was a smash hit. In this completely revised and expanded edition, the advances in science and technology shine brightly to walk homeowners through the many solutions for basic energy, air-flow problems, heating and cooling systems, appliances and lights, mixed climate issues, and alternative energy strategies that are doable and extremely efficient. With Insulate and Weatherize at hand, home energy costs won’t soar through the roof, especially if there’s a solar panel or two on it.

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The appliances we use…the lights we turn on…these two items alone in our homes can account for upward of 40% of total energy dollars spent. For those who want to save money (and who doesn’t?) by becoming more energy efficient—and for those who want to go a step further and embrace the latest strategies in renewable and alternative energy systems—Insulate and Weatherize is about to lead the way.

It's been 10 years since the first edition of Insulate and Weatherize was a smash hit. In this completely revised and expanded edition, the advances in science and technology shine brightly to walk homeowners through the many solutions for basic energy, air-flow problems, heating and cooling systems, appliances and lights, mixed climate issues, and alternative energy strategies that are doable and extremely efficient. With Insulate and Weatherize at hand, home energy costs won’t soar through the roof, especially if there’s a solar panel or two on it.

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Table Of Contents

Energy Basics
Understanding Heat Transfer_—Û
Defining the Thermal Boundary_—Û
Energy, Moisture, and Building Durability_—Û
Air Barriers and Indoor Air Quality
Weighing Costs and Benefits_—Û

Sealing Air Leaks_—Û
Air-Sealing Priorities_—Û
Attic Air-Sealing
Basement/Crawlspace Air-Sealing_—Û
Sidewall Air-Sealing_—Û
Weatherstripping Doors and Hatches_—Û

Ventilation Systems_—Û
Do I Need a Ventilation System?_—Û
Simple Ventilation Systems
Central Ventilation Systems_—Û

Insulating a HouseÎ_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ _—Û
Attic Insulation_—Û
Sloped Ceilings_—Û
Insulating Walls_—Û
Insulating Floors_—Û
Insulating Foundation Walls_—Û

Windows_—Û
Window and Energy Basics_—Û
Replacing Windows_—Û
Improving Existing Windows_—Û

Heating Systems_—Û
Simple Conservation_—Û
Duct-Sealing_—Û
Furnaces_—Û
Heat Pumps_—Û
Electric-Resistance Heat_—Û
Hot-Water and Steam Boilers_—Û
Upgrading and Replacing Heating Equipment

Air-Conditioning_—Û
Cooling Basics_—Û
Reducing Loads_—Û
Maintenance and Upgrades_—Û
New Air-Conditioning Systems_—Û

Hot Water_—Û
Hot-Water Conservation_—Û

Maintenance and Efficiency
Upgrades_—Û
Replacing Hot-Water Systems_—Û

Renovations_—Û
Consider the Big Picture_—Û
Air-Sealing_—Û
Insulation_—Û
Built-Up Walls and Roofs for High R-Values_—Û
Moisture Control_—Û
Mechanical Systems (Heat, Air-Conditioning, Hot Water, Ventilation)

Appliances, Electronics, and Lighting_—Û
The Impact of Lights and Appliances_—Û
Electronics_—Û

Renewable and Alternative Energy_—Û
Photovoltaics: Solar Electricity_—Û
Solar Thermal Systems_—Û
Other Technologies for Electric Generation_—Û
Solid Fuels_—Û

Resources_—ä

Intro When I wrote the first edition of Insulate and Weatherize in 2002, my hope was to put good-quality information in the hands of homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, builders, and energy professionals. Forty-five thousand copies later, I_—Ève heard countless stories of people using the book with excellent results. One even asked me, _—“How could you possibly make it any better?_—ù It can be difficult to improve on a good thing, and certainly the basics haven_—Èt changed much. Huge amounts of energy are still wasted via hidden air leaks you can stick your arm through, poorly insulated attics and walls, leaky ducts, inefficient heating and cooling systems, and cheap water heaters that still rely on 1950s technology. The solutions haven_—Èt changed very much, either: Seal the leaks and insulate your house and ducts, and buy better equipment. Most of what you need for success depends on attention to detail and commitment to getting the job done right, and the benefits still include lower monthly bills, better comfort, improved air quality, and increased control of moisture.
ISBN 978-1-60085-468-2
Video No
Author Bruce Harley
Publication Year 2012
Dimensions 9 3/16 x 10 7/8
Pages 240
Photo 240
Drawings 35
Other Formats 77604
Cover Paperback
Format N/A
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