How to save Thousands of Dollars and Help the Environment with Minor Improvements to your Home
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Home Energy Audits
Energy Auditing Tips
On-Site Energy Use In Homes
For Renters: Saving Energy In Your Apartment
Use The Whole-Building Design Approach
Building Envelope Components
Select Cost Analysis Method
Building An Addition To Your Home
Buying Energy Efficient Appliances
How Much Electricity Do Home Appliances Use?
TV And DVD, VCR
Refrigerator/Freezer Energy Tips
Other Energy-Saving Kitchen Tips
Combustion Appliance Safety Tips
Heating And Cooling Your Home
Heating And Cooling Tips
Automatic And Programmable Thermostats
Sizing Heating And Air-Conditioning Systems
Lowering The Energy Use Of Your Furnace Or Boiler
Energy Efficient Gas Heating For The Home
Replacing Your Furnace Or Boiler
How To Buy An Energy Efficient Gas Furnace
Saving Energy With Electric Resistance Heating
Radiant Floor Heating And Cooling Systems
Radiant Floor Heat
Passive Solar Heating
Active Solar Heating Systems Performance/Reliability
Residential Solar Heating Retrofits
Residential Solar Heating Collectors
Heat Exchangers For Solar Heating Systems
Heat Transfer Fluids For Solar Heating Systems
Scaling And Corrosion In Solar Heating Systems
Freeze Protection For Solar Heating Systems
Cooling Your Home Efficiently
Passive Solar Cooling
Cooling Your Home Naturally
Cooling Your Home With Fans And Ventilation
Installing And Using A Whole House Fan
Energy Efficient Air-Conditioning
Choosing Or Upgrading Your Central Air-Conditioner
How To Buy Energy Efficient Central Air-Conditioners
Lowering Your Central Air-Conditioner's Energy Use
Choosing A Room Air-Conditioner
Lowering Your Room Air-Conditioner's Energy Use
Using A Heat Pump To Heat And Cool Your Home
Heat Pump Innovations
Choosing A Heat Pump
Lowering Your Heat Pump Energy Use
Air-Source Heat Pumps
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal Heat Pumps Make Sense For Homeowners
Geothermal Heat Pump Environmental/Energy Benefits
Fireplaces and Wood Heating
Wood Heating For The Home
Fireplace Accessories And Inserts
Conventional Water Heating Efficiency
Energy Efficient Water Heating
Water Heating Tips
Selecting A New Water Heater
Demand Water Heaters (Tankless or Instantaneous)
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Drain Water Heat Recovery
Solar Water Heaters
Solar Hot Water Systems
Reducing Your Water Use
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How Does Insulation Work For You?
Does Your Home Need More Insulation?
Determining The R-Value You Need For A House
Building A New House? Things You Should Know
What Kind Of Insulation Should You Buy?
Before You Insulate
Sources Of Air Leaks In Your Home
Insulation And Weatherization
Sealing Air And Moisture Leaks
You Must Prevent Moisture Accumulation
Vapor Diffusion Retarders And Air Barriers
Can You Do It Yourself?
If You Do It Yourself
If You Have It Done Professionally
New and Alternative Insulation Materials and Products
Rolls And Batts
Foam And Foam Board Insulation
Sprayed Fiber Insulation
Radiant Barrier Introduction
Radiant Barrier Effect On Heating And Cooling Bills
Important Non-Energy Factors Of Radiant Barriers
Radiant Barrier Installation Procedures
Structural Insulated Panels
Straw Bale Construction
Doors and Windows
Weatherize Your Home - Caulk And Weather Strip
Exterior Doors And Storm Doors
Fenestration: Windows, Doors, And Skylights
Warm-Climate Window Tips
Cold-Climate Window Tips
Solar Heat Gain Control For Windows
Energy Efficient Windows
Buying Windows For Energy Efficiency
Window Shopping Tips
Shades And Awnings
Skylights For Residences
Concrete And Tile Roofing
Roofing Recycled Content
Solar Roofing Shingles
Energy Efficient Lighting
Compact Fluorescent Lamps
High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
Low-Pressure Sodium Lamps
Luminaires (Light Fixtures)
Clock Switches Or Timers
Indoor Lighting Tips
Outdoor Lighting Tips
Outdoor Photovoltaic Lighting
Landscaping For Energy Efficiency
Landscaping Tips - Dependent On Geographic Area
Heating Your Swimming Pool With Solar Energy
Using Solar In Your Home
Assessing Climate To Improve Solar Design
Passive Solar Design
Solar Hot Water And Space Heating & Cooling
Solar Energy System Maintenance And Repair
Thin-Film PV: Leadership In Materials R&D
Photovoltaics - Design Principles And Components
(See Energy Savings Glossary at end of book)
Indoor Air Pollution
What You Should Know About Combustion Appliances and Indoor Air Pollution
Carbon Monoxide Concerns
Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Checklist to Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Mold In Your Home
Guide to Mold and Moisture in Your Home
Lead and Your Health
Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
Basic Lead Information
Health Effects of Lead
Where Lead is Found
Where Lead is Likely to be a Hazard
What You Can do to Protect Your Family
Checking Your Family and Home for Lead
How to find a Qualified Lead Professional
What will I learn if I hire a Lead professional?
Are Lead professionals required to be certified or licensed?
What if my State doesn't have a certification program?
What if the Lead paint in my home poses a hazard?
Basic Questions about Testing Your Home For Lead In Paint, Dust, And Soil
Specific Questions about Testing Paint, Dust, and Soil for Lead
Other Frequently Asked Questions about Lead Testing
Are You Buying or Renting a Home built before ?
Remodel or Renovate a Home with Lead-Based Paint
Reducing Lead Hazards when Remodeling your Home
Asbestos and Your Health
How To Identify Materials That Contain Asbestos
If You Hire A Professional Asbestos Inspector
If You Hire A Corrective-Action Contractor
Vermiculite Attic Insulation
What is vermiculite insulation?
Do I have vermiculite insulation?
Is vermiculite insulation a problem?
What should I do if I have vermiculite attic insulation in my home?
What if I occasionally have to go into my attic?
What are the next steps?
Is my health at risk from previous exposures to the asbestos in the insulation?
Where can I get info on insulation testing or removal?
What about work-related exposure to vermiculite?
Radon Gas In Your Home
Guide to Protecting Your Family From Radon
Buying a New Home? How to Protect Your Family from Radon
Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction
How To Select A Contractor
Living in a House with a Radon Reduction System
Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes
How Was Radon Discovered?
Exposure to Radon
Health Effects of Radon
Protecting People from Radon
Radon - Frequently Asked Questions
How Safe Is The Drinking Water In My Well?
Drinking Water From Household Wells
(See Drinking Water Glossary at end of book)
Additional Photo Pages
Energy Saving Home Improvements Glossary
Health Concerns Drinking Water Glossary
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