The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook:Your Guide To Getting Off The Grid by Paul Scheckel is a practical book on how to reduce home energy costs using a variety of methods. It’s important to many to reduce energy usage to lessen their carbon footprint and stabilize energy costs.
The author discusses various energy sources including solar, wind, hydroelectric power and food waste reuse.
For those to whom it seems complicated it’s worth contemplating the fact that energy conservation and creation in the home increases resilience during and after natural disasters, when whole cities can experience power outages. In addition, a decentralized power creation capability by consumers insulates them from price rises in the market.
The author discusses various ways to create power using simple tools in the home. For instance, a passive hot water heating system relies on a naturally induced thermosipon to transport heated fluid from a solar collector and a water storage tank. Outdoor wood boilers may also be employed for heating purposes.
The book discusses a number of ways to insulate a home from the elements. A thermal boundary that creates a barrier is vital. Escapes like air leaks from vents can be plugged. In addition, the attic hatch can be insulated, as well as the chimney.
The The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook:Your Guide To Getting Off The Grid is an important operating resource for homeowners looking to redesign energy conservation enhancements into the existing building structure. The ideas contained are unique and fairly easy to implement. The cost of the book is modest in comparison to the possible savings.Powered by Sidelines