The Home Energy Diet
by Paul Scheckel
How to Save Money by Making Your House Energy-Smart
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Paul Scheckel's new book, The Home Energy Diet, answers all these questions and more, while helping readers take control of their personal energy use and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably, and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how your home uses - and loses - energy you pay for via:

  • Electricity
  • Hot water
  • Heating and air conditioning, and
  • Windows, walls and insulation.

The Home Energy Diet involves readers in learning about their own homes by measuring, metering, investigating, and considering habits related to household energy use, then learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost, and to make informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades. The book explores the misunderstood concept of efficiency versus cost by comparing fuel costs and equipment choices, including the possibility of using renewable energy for meeting home energy needs. This authoritative guide makes efficiency fun through personal anecdotes and humorous "tales-from-the-basement" energy misadventures.

Since energy efficiency is an investment that offers returns greater than Wall Street, readers can earn several hundred dollars every year just by following the advice in this book. As a bonus, many of the energy-saving strategies described can make for improved indoor air quality and healthier, more comfortable homes.

Paul Scheckel is an energy auditor who has visited thousands of homes, educating people about energy efficiency, cost-effective improvements, and indoor air quality. With a passion for efficiency and renewables, he walks the talk by living in a solar-powered house and driving a car powered by vegetable oil, in his home state of Vermont.

Buy this book TODAY!

"Iíll start tomorrow." How many times have you or someone you know said that about a diet? We know we should do it, we know itís good for us, but we simply donít like change, especially when we think it will hurt. Donít lose another opportunity to save today by waiting until tomorrow!

buy from Amazon.comcover: Home Energy Diet by Paul Scheckel paperback - 304 pages
Width: 6" x Height: 9"
Weight: 490 Grams
House & Home / Design & Construction
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865715300
published 1 May 2005

$CAD 25.95
$USD 18.95

NEW! Interview with author Paul Scheckel

Advance Praise for The Home Energy Diet

The Home Energy Diet is a valuable resource for homeowners and anyone interested in efficient, affordable, and healthy housing. The book balances theoretical understanding with practical wisdom. Paul Scheckelís humorous and down-to-earth-style make the book accessible; it was a pleasure to read.

-- Jim Gunshinan, managing editor, Home Energy

Although itís addressed to the interested home owner, The Home Energy Diet provides enough theory and practice to be extremely useful as a teaching tool and reference guide for tradespeople as well. This book should be required reading for anyone who has anything to do with the care and feeding of a house and any of its components.

-- Ken Tohinaka, senior energy analyst, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

The average home causes twice the greenhouse gas emissions of the average car. To help reduce these emissions, improve the comfort of homes, and reduce energy bills, EPA encourages homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient. The Home Energy Diet identifies many products and systems in your home that are good opportunities for improved energy efficiency.

-- Doug Anderson, ENERGY STAR Program

The Home Energy Diet is comprehensive, complete, and useful -- in fact, itís probably the best single volume out there addressing this issue. Buy it, read it, and then put this information to use in your own home.

-- Richard Perez, publisher, Home Power Magazine

The Home Energy Diet is an excellent book, clearly showing where energy is used and wasted in the home, and giving excellent guidance on how you can dramatically reduce your energy use, while having a more comfortable, safer, more durable dwelling. I highly recommend it!

-- Skip Hayden, senior research scientist, Advanced Combustion Technologies Laboratory, Ottawa, Canada

The Home Energy Diet does an excellent job conveying every detail of how your home uses -- and can potentially save Ė energy, in an understandable yet comprehensive and fun style. Readers will learn plenty through the anecdotes and experiences gleaned from the thousands of homes the author has visited, and through adventures with his own low-energy-diet lifestyle. In fact, even with my own 20 years experience in the energy business, I still learned a lot that I will take away and apply to my own home energy diet.

-- Richard Faesy, residential energy and green building consultant, LEED Accredited Professional

If you donít have an energy expert in your house, then The Home Energy Diet is the next best thing. It has the most up-to-date, reliable and thorough advice you could find anywhere.

-- Blair Hamilton, director, Efficiency Vermont

The Home Energy Diet
by Paul Scheckel

Table of Contents

The Home Energy Diet
by Paul Scheckel

Introduction

Welcome to the rewarding world of energy efficiency! I have done my best to make this book informative, entertaining, and guiltfree, offering something in each chapter for both novice and expert. I think youíll find The Home Energy Diet a refreshing approach to what can be a dry subject. I commend you for reading about efficiency, but reading alone will not save energy ó action will. So I ask that you really use this book, and in return I promise you appreciable dividends as you reduce your use of energy and trim your energy bills.

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Saving Money, Saving Energy

by Paul Scheckel, Author The Home Energy Diet (New Society Publishing, 2005)

Over the past 12 years, I've had the enjoyable job of performing energy audits in thousands of homes, both new and old.I like to tell people that energy efficiency shouldn't be a hardshipó in fact, it can be very rewarding. Not only is increasing the energy efficiency of your home the first step toward a sustainable use of fuel and lower pollution levels, it also offers you greater security and independence by insulating you from volatile energy prices, along with lower energy bills, and can make your home a more comfortable place to live. Heating costs vary according to the type of heating system you use, the amount of insulation in your house and the climate where you live, but there are some steps nearly everyone can take to reduce their use of heating fuels.

Buy this book TODAY!

"Iíll start tomorrow." How many times have you or someone you know said that about a diet? We know we should do it, we know itís good for us, but we simply donít like change, especially when we think it will hurt. Donít lose another opportunity to save today by waiting until tomorrow!

buy from Amazon.comcover: Home Energy Diet by Paul Scheckel paperback - 304 pages
Width: 6" x Height: 9"
Weight: 490 Grams
House & Home / Design & Construction
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865715300
published 1 May 2005

$CAD 25.95
$USD 18.95

NEW! Interview with author Paul Scheckel

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