ERIC Number: ED162853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
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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)
Descriptors: Climate, Climate Control, Consumer Education, Economic Factors, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Facility Improvement, Fuel Consumption, Heating, Home Management, Humidity
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-003-01446-0; $0.70)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.