Energy Efficiency 101

Your heating bills are high, and your windows and door are drafty.  It is time to make your house energy efficient, but you’re at a loss on where to begin.  The Home neighborhood at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a great resource to access reliable information.  A good example of what you will find is The Energy-Smart House from the editors of Taunton’s Fine Homebuilding.  This manual will walk you through the process of making your home energy efficient from roof to basement.

The goal of The Energy-Smart House is to detail everything the homeowner needs to become “energy smart”.  This is accomplished with step-by-step instructions, accompanied by 250 photos and illustrations, on subjects covering Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Windows, Heating and Cooling, and Lighting and Appliances.  Each chapter is written by builders and energy professionals whose articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding magazine.

That the advice and instructions in this book are authoritative, practical, and easy to follow is not surprising as Fine Homebuilding magazine from Taunton Press has provided quality information about home building and home improvement since 1981.   The Energy-Smart House and Fine Homebuilding magazine are available for check-out, along with other home improvement books and publications, in the Home Neighborhood and the magazine reading room @ your library®

 

 

featured image photo credit: Prairie Energy Solutions

Susan Schafer

I am a Public Services Specialist working in reference and media. Additionally, I work with the Home Neighborhood collection and Book Group in a Bag. Not surprisingly, I like to read, especially mysteries. I love to travel and I have a very long list of places I want to visit.