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Hands-on, practical solutions to save money by making smart energy changes One of the best and most affordable strategies people can employ to combat global warming is to improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies provides homeowners with advice, tips, and projects to reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and cut down on waste and pollution. After performing a do-it-yourself home energy audit, readers create an action plan based on their personal goals. Readers are presented with a wide range of potential solutions, from making better use of blinds and awnings to exploring geothermal options in order to reduce household costs and their impact on the planet. Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.
"Solar Power Your Home For Dummies" is "the" bestselling consumer guide to solar power in North America. Updates for the second edition ensure that this title continues to provide readers with accurate and timely information on a subject that is constantly evolving. "Solar Power Your Home For Dummies, " 2nd Edition," " includes updates on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible. Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home have been added in direct response to consumer demand. With this information, readers are better positioned to weigh the pros and cons of embarking on what can be an expensive undertaking. New small and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications are discussed, along with updated pricing information for the same.