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Insulate & Weatherize
  
Insulate & Weatherize - Harley
  
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INSULATE & WEATHERIZE

by Bruce Harley. The Taunton Press, 2002.



Bruce Harley is an expert on energy efficient residential construction and renovation. An engineer, he diagnoses and fixes problems with building air leakage, indoor air quality, HVAC systems, combustion safety, and moisture. In this complete do-it-yourself guide to home insulation and weatherization are numerous solutions that will make your home more comfortable in all seasons. Using his troubleshooting advice, you’ll be able to identify the hidden energy wasters and moisture problems that can do serious damage in your home. Clear explanations, hundreds of photos, and detailed illustrations will guide you step-by-step through the process of upgrading both structures and systems. Implementing even a few of these sensible solutions can result in real savings in your energy bills. This book brings you information about, finding and sealing sources of air leakage, choosing the best insulation materials, preventing costly moisture damage, troubleshooting windows, doors, and skylights, maintaining heating and cooling systems, using electricity and heating fuel efficiently, andcuring foundation problems.





 Chapter 1: Energy Basics


  • Understanding Heat Transfer  

  • Defining the Thermal Boundary

  • Energy, Moisture, and Building Durability

  • Air Barriers and Indoor Air Quality

  • Weighting Costs and Benefits




Chapter 2: Sealing Air Leaks

  • Air Sealing Priorities

  • Attic Air Sealing

  • Basement/Crawl Space Air Sealing

  • Sidewall Air Sealing

  • Weatherstripping Doors and Hatches




Chapter 3: Ventilation Systems


  • Do I Need a Ventilation System

  • Simple Ventilation Systems

  • Central Ventilation Systems




Chapter 4: Insulating a House


  • Attic Insulation

  • Sloped Ceilings

  • Insulating Walls

  • Insulating Floors

  • Insulating Foundation Walls




Chapter 5: Windows


  •  Window and Energy Basics

  • Replacing Windows

  • Improving Existing Windows




Chapter 6: Heating Systems


  • Simple Conservation

  • Furnaces

  • Heat Pumps

  • Electric Resistance Heat

  • Hot Water and Steam Boilers

  • Upgrading or Replacing Heating Equipment




Chapter 7: Air Conditioning


  • Cooling Basics

  • Reducing Loads

  • Maintenance and Upgrades

  • New Air Conditioning Systems




Chapter 8: Heating Hot Water

  • Hot Water Conservation

  • Maintenance and Efficiency Upgrades

  • Replacing Hot Water Systems




Chapter 9: Renovations

  • Air Sealing

  • Insulation

  • Built-Up Walls and Roofs for High R-Values

  • Moisture Control

  • Mechanical Systems




Chapter 10: Appliances and Lights

  • Determining Consumption

  • Appliances

  • Lights 9" x 11", 202 pages, soft cover, (c)2002. ISBN 1-56158-554-8.

 
 
   
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