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Insulate and weatherize : for energy efficiency at home, Bruce Harley

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Insulate and weatherize : for energy efficiency at home
Title
Insulate and weatherize
Title remainder
for energy efficiency at home
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Harley
Title variation
Insulate & weatherize
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this completely revised and expanded edition, the advances in science and technology shine brightly to walk homeowners through the many solutions for basic energy, air-flow problems, heating and cooling systems, appliances and lights, mixed climate issues, and more to keep energy costs down
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UKMGB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Taunton's build like a pro
Label
Insulate and weatherize : for energy efficiency at home, Bruce Harley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Expert advice from start to finish."
  • "Let an expert show you how to: choose the best insulation materials; seal air leaks in an attic; weatherstrip doors and hatches; improve window performance; upgrade heating and cooling equipment; plan a deep energy retrofit"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy basics. Understanding heat transfer -- Defining the thermal boundary -- Energy, moisture, and building durability -- Air barriers and indoor air quality -- Weighing costs and benefits -- Sealing air leaks. Air-sealing priorities -- Attic air-sealing -- Basement/crawlspace air-sealing -- Sidewall air-sealing -- Weatherstripping doors and hatches -- Ventilation systems. Do I need a ventilation system? -- Simple ventilation systems -- Central ventilation systems -- Insulating a house. Attic insulation -- Sloped ceilings -- Insulating walls -- Insulating floors -- Insulating foundation walls -- Windows. Window and energy basics -- Replacing windows -- Improving existing windows -- Heating systems. Simple conservation -- Duct-sealing -- Furnaces -- Heat pumps -- Electric-resistance heat -- Hot-water and steam boilers -- Upgrading or replacing heating equipment -- Air-conditioning. Cooling basics -- Reducing loads -- Maintenance and upgrades -- New air-conditioning systems -- Hot water. Hot-water conservation -- maintenance and efficiency upgrades -- Replacing hot-water systems -- Renovations. Consider the big picture -- Air-sealing -- Insulation -- Built-up walls and roofs for high r-values -- Moisture control -- Mechanical systems (heat, air-conditioning, hot water, ventilation) -- Electronics, appliances, and lighting. The impact of lights and appliances -- Electronics -- Appliances -- Lighting -- Renewable and alternative energy. Photovoltaics: Solar electricity -- Solar thermal systems -- Other technologies for electric generation -- Solid fuels
Control code
8ocm05018489
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Completely revised & expanded.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781600854682
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012275102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Insulate and weatherize : for energy efficiency at home, Bruce Harley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Expert advice from start to finish."
  • "Let an expert show you how to: choose the best insulation materials; seal air leaks in an attic; weatherstrip doors and hatches; improve window performance; upgrade heating and cooling equipment; plan a deep energy retrofit"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy basics. Understanding heat transfer -- Defining the thermal boundary -- Energy, moisture, and building durability -- Air barriers and indoor air quality -- Weighing costs and benefits -- Sealing air leaks. Air-sealing priorities -- Attic air-sealing -- Basement/crawlspace air-sealing -- Sidewall air-sealing -- Weatherstripping doors and hatches -- Ventilation systems. Do I need a ventilation system? -- Simple ventilation systems -- Central ventilation systems -- Insulating a house. Attic insulation -- Sloped ceilings -- Insulating walls -- Insulating floors -- Insulating foundation walls -- Windows. Window and energy basics -- Replacing windows -- Improving existing windows -- Heating systems. Simple conservation -- Duct-sealing -- Furnaces -- Heat pumps -- Electric-resistance heat -- Hot-water and steam boilers -- Upgrading or replacing heating equipment -- Air-conditioning. Cooling basics -- Reducing loads -- Maintenance and upgrades -- New air-conditioning systems -- Hot water. Hot-water conservation -- maintenance and efficiency upgrades -- Replacing hot-water systems -- Renovations. Consider the big picture -- Air-sealing -- Insulation -- Built-up walls and roofs for high r-values -- Moisture control -- Mechanical systems (heat, air-conditioning, hot water, ventilation) -- Electronics, appliances, and lighting. The impact of lights and appliances -- Electronics -- Appliances -- Lighting -- Renewable and alternative energy. Photovoltaics: Solar electricity -- Solar thermal systems -- Other technologies for electric generation -- Solid fuels
Control code
8ocm05018489
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Completely revised & expanded.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781600854682
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012275102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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