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Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings - an illustrated guide to energy conservation in historic and older homes, covering the inherent energy saving characteristics, passive measures to curb energy consumption, preservation retrofitting, common retrofitting measures, air infiltration, attic insulation, storm windows, basement and crawl space insulation, duct and pipe insulation, awnings and shading devices, doors and storm doors, vestibules, replacement windows, wall insulation and more   (Rating: 7.06 Votes: 2176)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Conserving Energy with Landscaping - an illustrated guide to saving on heating and cooling costs while creating a more comfortable home environment through using well-placed plantings as windbreaks and shade to control and temper the microclimate around your home   (Rating: 6.98 Votes: 2188)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Conserving Energy with Plants - a brief, text-based guide to using trees, espaliers and vines, overhead structures and windbreaks to reduce the energy required to keep homes comfortable during winter and summer   (Rating: 7.09 Votes: 2308)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Energy Efficiency Tips - illustrated guides on reducing energy usage around the home, covering energy efficiency vs. energy conservation, cooling systems, heat leakage, energy efficient lighting, home cooking and more   (Rating: 7.08 Votes: 2371)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Hot Water: Use and Conservation - a text-based guide to conserving hot water in the home, covering types of hot water heaters, thermostat settings, supplemental water heaters, standby losses and general hot water conservation tips   (Rating: 7.05 Votes: 2278)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Lower My Energy Bill - illustrated instructional guides on a large variety of tips and tactics to conserve energy and save money on your energy bill, with detailed information on compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, energy efficient windows, energy saving window treatments and coverings, heat control window film, programmable climate control residential thermostats, solar hot water heaters, tankless hot water heaters, water heater maintenance, water saving shower heads, water saving toilets and more   (Rating: 7.26 Votes: 1294)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Office of Energy Efficiency: Publications - a collection of detailed illustrated energy saving guides, covering such topics as air conditioning your home, air leakage control, buying and using energy-efficient household appliances, driving smarter, energy efficient lighting products for your home, energy-efficient windows and doors, gas fireplaces, heat recovery ventilators, heating and cooling with a heat pump, heating with electricity, heating with gas, heating with oil, improving window energy efficiency, insulating basement, crawl spaces and slabs-on-grade, keeping the heat in, moisture problems, R-2000 homes, residential wood heating, room air conditioners, whole house retrofit techniques, wood fireplaces and more   (Rating: 6.86 Votes: 2123)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Take Action on Conserving Energy - text-based energy saving tips and simple steps you can take to reduce your energy bills, with advice on such things as heating and cooling, air conditioners, furnace heaters, appliances, ceiling fans, refrigerators, water heaters, computers, lighting, Energy Star products, generating your own electricity, common devices that use more energy than you might think and more   (Rating: 7.01 Votes: 2240)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

US Department of Energy: Energy Savers - illustrated instructional guidesheets for consumers, shoppers, builders, designers and businesses, covering such topics as air conditioning, alternative fuel vehicles, construction checklist, cooling your home naturally, efficiency tips, energy efficient appliances, energy efficient mortgages, financing solutions, fuel economy guide, geothermal heat pumps, green power markets, industry best practices, insulation, landscaping, lighting, pollution prevention technologies, programmable thermostats, pv technology, replacing doors and storm windows, solar energy financing, solar heating, water heaters, water heating, whole house fan, window glazing and more   (Rating: 6.94 Votes: 2118)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10




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