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ERIC Number: ED162853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 21
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Making the Most of Your Energy Dollars in Home Heating & Cooling. NBS Consumer Information Series 8.
Jacobs, Madeleine; Petersen, Stephen R.
This pamphlet is a homeowner's guide to home weatherization. It provides a step-by-step energy audit that anyone can use to help determine the insulation needs of their home. This is not a "how-to-do-it" booklet, but is a guide by which homeowners can determine the best combination of improvements for their house, climate, and fuel costs. Provided is all the information needed to: (1) determine the heating index; (2) determine the cooling indices for attics and walls; (3) determine attic floor and duct insulation; and (4) determine the wall insulation and storm window needs. A work sheet is given, with a completed example, for estimating the costs of improvements. Additional discussions explore: (1) the benefits of investing in energy saving home improvements; (2) insulation ratings; (3) moisture control; (4) insulation in attics and crawlspaces; (5) insulation in exterior walls; (6) insulation under floors; and (7) storm windows and doors. (MR)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-003-01446-0; $0.70)
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.