Homeowner's Energy Handbook
We all want to lower our energy bills, but alternative energy can be a bit daunting. This great manual is a fantastic introduction to what's possible and practical. Energy auditor Scheckel The Home Read full review. PaulScheckel is an energy auditor and consultant who has visited more than 3, homes, educating people about energy efficiency, cost-effective improvements, and indoor air quality.
His articles have appeared in such publications as Mother Earth News , Home Power , and Vermont Life , and he contributes a monthly energy and environment column to two state-wide newspapers.
He lives off-grid in northern Vermont with his family in a solar- and wind-powered house. Account Options Sign in. Free delivery worldwide.
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The Homeowner's Energy Handbook: Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid
Homeowner's Energy Handbook. Description Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical solutions for adapting solar, wind, wood gasification, biogas, and micro hydro power systems for home use.
Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a wood gasifier, a solar heat collector, a bicycle-powered generator, and other energy-saving equipment; make your own transportation fuels, including ethanol, wood gas methanol, and biodiesel; convert kitchen compost into renewable natural gas; and more. Whether you want to live completely off the grid or just save some money on your fuel bills, this guide has the knowledge and skills you need.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Back cover copy Make and Conserve Your Own Energy With practice advice and a working plan, you can reduce or eliminate your dependence on fossil fuels. Energy-efficiency expert Paul Scheckel shows you the value of producing your own renewable energy -- from sun, wind, wood, water, or biogas -- and then points the way to personal action.
Reduce your use, then produce! Begin by doing an energy audit to boost your home's efficiency, and then explore the opportunities. From investing in basic retrofits to going completely off the grid, your energy future is up to you.
Scheckel includes step-by-step plans for building a biogas generator and four other energy-producing projects. Review quote "A masterfully clear and accessible guide to incorporating power-saving strategies in the home With plenty of lucidly written instructions, well-drawn illustrations, and user-friendly sidebars, Scheckel's manual is an indispensable reference for library how-to sections and homeowners hoping to cut the cord from their corporate power suppliers.