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547 ways to be fuel smart : every tip will pay off in lower fuel bills and more comfortable living
Albright, Roger, 1922-
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Publication Information:
Pownal, VT : Storey Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
vi, 122 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TJ163.5.D86 A43 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Is your home the enemy of your budget and the secret ally of your fuel supplier? Fuel conservation does not have to equal discomfort. Learn how to stay warm and keep your fuel budget at or below last year's level with the 547 money- and energy-saving tips in this book. For example, set your thermostat back just one degree and save. Clean your furnace and cut your heating bills by up to 10%. Thorough insulation can save up to 50% on winter fuel bills. The rising costs and shortages of oil, gasoline, natural gas, and electricity are front-page news. The New York Times (September 11, 2000) says that the energy problem is "broad and national." Consumers can either get their sweaters out or defend themselves against rising fuel costs this winter by following the advice in 547 Ways to Be Fuel Smart.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. iv
Chapter 1 Get Ready for Winter!p. 1
Chapter 2 Insulate Now and Savep. 13
Chapter 3 Get Comfy Room by Roomp. 25
Chapter 4 Your Energy-Efficient Kitchenp. 35
Chapter 5 Hot Water for Lessp. 45
Chapter 6 Here Comes the Sunp. 51
Chapter 7 Rake in Savings from Your Gardenp. 57
Chapter 8 Fast Facts about Heating with Woodp. 65
Chapter 9 Traditional Wisdom That Really Worksp. 77
Chapter 10 Cut Down on Costly Trips to the Gas Pumpp. 83
Chapter 11 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Homep. 91
Chapter 12 Buying a Fuel-Smart Homep. 111
Metric Conversion Chartp. 116
Indexp. 117
Helpful Websites on Being Fuel Smartp. 122