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Books on Green Living Goodlettsville TN

Homeowners in Goodlettsville who are serious about reducing energy costs can turn to two recent books that provide real-world, hand’s-on advice and practical solutions that can help you trim your utility bills. The Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency, by John Krigger and Chris Dorsi, starts off by advocating the development of a plan for your home, and explains how to analyze your energy consumption, calculate your energy costs, schedule a home energy audit and set goals.

Tennessee Solar Energy Association
(865) 974-9218
311 Conference Center, Suite B3
Knoxville, TN
 
Engineered Comfort
(901) 382-6005
5401 Crestview Dr
Memphis, TN
 
Home Free Solar
(615) 453-2741
560 Franklin Rd
Lebanon, TN
 
Soefker Services Llc
(901) 386-6723
1568 Panama St
Memphis, TN
 
Renewable Energy Research & Training Inc
(901) 304-7731
4334 Cleopatra Dr
Memphis, TN
Services
Wind And Water power turbines

Johnson Controls
(901) 383-5757
6935 Appling Farms Pkwy
Memphis, TN
 
M Acs
(901) 386-1521
3150 Stage Post Dr
Memphis, TN
 
Insulation & Refractories Services Inc
(901) 522-4300
462 Decatur St
Memphis, TN
 
Home Free Solar
(615) 712-4231
560 Franklin Rd
Lebanon, TN
Services
Solar PV, Solar Hot Water,Energy Survey

Expert Attic Wraps
(931) 538-0192
1470 Grays Chapel rd
Southside, TN
Services
Radiant Barrier Installations

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Homeowners who are serious about reducing energy costs can turn to two recent books that provide real-world, hand’s-on advice and practical solutions that can help you trim your utility bills. The Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency, by John Krigger and Chris Dorsi, starts off by advocating the development of a plan for your home, and explains how to analyze your energy consumption, calculate your energy costs, schedule a home energy audit and set goals.

It then delves right to the heart of the matter, tackling such topics as water heating, lighting and appliances, heating and cooling, landscaping, insulation, and windows and doors. It also includes a chapter on how to find and seal air leaks, and takes a look at solar-photovoltaic systems as well as new home basics. The bottom line, the authors explain, is that all homes can be improved. (Saturn Resource Management; $24.95.)

Now in its ninth printing, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson and Katie Ackerly, starts off with a Home Energy Checklist of Actions you can take today, this week, this month and this year to reduce your home’s energy consumption. It then devotes chapters to the building envelope, ventilation, heating and cooling systems, water heating, cooking, lighting and home electronics, among other topics, explaining in clear, practical terms how to reduce energy use in each area. Along the way, handy charts explain how to select a new heating and cooling system and detail the energy costs of a typical water heater and home office equipment. (New Society Publishers; $17.95.)

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