Cut your Energy Bills Now

Cut your Energy Bills Now

150 Smart Ways to Save Money & Make your Home More Comfortable & Green

Book - 2008
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Complemented by dozens of full-color photographs and drawings, a homeowner's guide to saving energy and money furnishes 150 practical, cutting-edge tips and techniques to reduce one's heating, cooling, and other energy costs by making a home more energy efficient and reducing one's carbon footprint. Original.

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An engineer specializing in energy efficiency, Harley conducts seminars on construction, energy codes, and related topics. Here he offers homeowners advice on such matters as lighting and plug-in appliances, big appliances, hot water, heating and cooling, air leaks to the outside, insulation, and windows and doors. A chapter also suggests how to plan energy fixes by looking at a house as a single complex system. In many cases, he includes photographs of the work actually being done, but does not provide step-by-step details. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Ingram Publishing Services
This book gives homeowners the basic knowledge, understanding, and incentive to lower their energy use and costs, and to create a more comfortable, healthy and durable home. Every tip and technique a homeowner can use to cut their energy use and save money will be numbered, delivering visual benefits even with a cursory flip-through of the book.

he New York Times featured an article with Bruce Harley, author of Cut Your Energy Bills Now. Purchase your copy of the book today to save money and to make your home more comfortable and green.

During this interview Harley commented on ' "the first time many people give any thought to replacing a refrigerator is when it stops working. But, he said, if you wait until your equipment dies, you're going to be making a panic purchase, and you're not going to spend the time looking for the most energy-efficient model." '

Are there reliable ways to cut your energy bills now? Yes. And this comprehensive volume shows you precisely how to make your house more energy efficient by creating an action plan to revisit, revamp or replace big appliances, lighting, heating and cooling systems, insulation and much more. In 2007, the average household spent between $2,100 and $2,500 on energy for the home. And no one needs to remind you that costs are even higher today.

By providing more than 150 ways you can save energy today, Bruce Harley gives you detailed instructions on projects you can complete yourself -- plus everything you'll need to hire competent, experienced outside contractors.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton, c2008
ISBN: 9781600850707
Branch Call Number: 644 H227c
Characteristics: 122 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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There are many great ideas in this book for winterizing/greening your home from author Bruce Harley. Although I am not all that handy, there were some things that I was able to implement myself – like unscrewing the outlet covers, inserting pre-cut insulation, and screwing the covers back on. Others, like climbing into the attic to check the seal around the chimney, were more complicated and I hired someone to come to the house to take care of the those items. I had a great time with this book and I highly recommend it to other homeowners. (submitted by WC)


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