Energy efficiency is most certainly a buzz phrase these days. And homeowners and renters alike are starting to think about (and practice) ways to conserve, as much for the environment as for relief to their own pocketbooks.
So the U.S. Department of Energy has a guide to explain simple energy savers. That’s also around the home. There is also federal assistance for low-income families to help make their homes more energy efficient.
And now there’s new book, “Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits: 140 Simple Solutions to Lower Energy Costs, Increase Your Home’s Efficiency, and Save the Environment (McGraw-Hill).”
This edition is also part of the Green Guru Guides. It’s a group of how-to books (published on acid-free, recycled post-consumer fiber) on living a more environmentally-sensitive life.
“Energy is a big problem for everyone,” says Seth Leitman, editor of the Green Guru Guides. “People should understand, the more they save on energy, the more they’re reducing their carbon footprint.”
Finally, you do not need an engineering degree to perform a Do It Yourself Home energy audit on your own home. It’s all with a bit of preparation and moreover some common sense. Because you can easily find many opportunities. That’s to cut your home heating, cooling, lighting and appliance costs.
As I explain elsewhere on my site, the first step in any home energy conservation effort is carefully assessing your energy consumption. Once you know where you’re using (or losing) energy gave over. That’s because you’ll find it a lot easier to figure out ways to cut out waste.
I mean this book was specifically mentioned were the DIY energy audit with a home electricity monitor like the Kill a Watt meter. Also the Belkin energy cost monitor. That also helps to measure the electrical use. Especially in kilowatt hours, of all kinds of household devices.