THE MOST COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE GUIDE AVAILABLE TO ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE HOME Praise for the Ninth Edition: A Penny-Wise Guide to 'Buttoning Up Your House' -The New York Times ...the most comprehensive resource to home energy savings that I've seen. Every homeowner and environmentally conscious (or utility paying) renter should have a copy. - Green Living The advice here will also save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. -Better Homes and Gardens The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, this well-organized and highly readable manual is the definitive reference for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including: - Energy use characteristics - Comparisons between available technologies - Cost-effective repair and replacement options - Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment. This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well valuable pointers on locating grants or incentives offered by local governments and utilities. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers books to its readers. This book is one of them. Jennifer Thorne Amann is the Buildings Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., Executive Editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home. Katie Ackerly holds Masters degrees in Architecture and Building Science from UC Berkeley and works for David Baker + Partners, an architecture firm in San Francisco.