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No-Regrets Remodeling: How to Create a Comfortable, Healthy Home That Saves Energy, 2nd Edition
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The second edition of No-Regrets Remodeling will educate homeowners about opportunities for improving their home's energy efficiency and comfort at one of the most critical junctures in home ownership. That moment comes when homeowners are faced with the decision to remodel a recently purchased or existing home, or due to a component failure, need to upgrade their home's HVAC, appliances, lighting, or other energy-related systems.
Not a technical guide for the pro or serious hands-on DIYer, the book is oriented to the homeowner who wants to make the right decisions to improve their home's comfort, safety, durability, and energy savings, but isn't prepared to do more than simple weatherizing or efficiency measures.
No-Regrets Remodeling, Second Edition is valuable as a consumer-education tool for builders, remodelers, and home-performance retrofitters. But most importantly, it will educate homeowners on how to choose the right professional for the job.
No-Regrets Remodeling, Second Edition introduces homeowners to the concepts of whole-home performance, energy auditing, energy rating, and how HVAC systems and other elements of a home work together. No-Regrets Remodeling, Second Edition will help homeowners understand and control energy use in their homes, pointing out money-saving opportunities they can take advantage of now, as well as helping them plan for future upgrades when they can afford them.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1427256 in Books
- Published on: 2013-10-07
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.00" h x 8.50" w x .50" l, 1.40 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 168 pages
- Ships from Vermont
This is a must-have book for every savvy homeowner! It skillfully spans small replacement projects to full-scale remodels and can help prevent panic purchases, provide confidence when talking to construction professionals, and create a home that is beautiful, comfortable, and energy efficient. --Cindy Ojczyk, More Than A Beautiful Home, interior designer
"Finally, here's a book that recognizes energy efficiency as a common sense tool for creating a healthy, happy and permanently affordable home. This is an intelligent and indispensable guide for remodeling projects of any size or budget. It's brimming with myth-busting anecdotes that challenge conventional practices, recognize the home as a system and offers a simple outline for turning dreams into reality." --Matthew Grocoff, Esq., LEED-GA, LBC Ambassador-Principal, THRIVE Net Zero Energy Collaborative & Host of GreenovationTV.com
More than ever, homeowners are asking how to make their home healthier and more energy efficient. From personal experience, I know the road to remodeling can be filled with headaches. There are multiple confusing choices as to which efficiency improvements will be most beneficial, along with a myriad of financing options. With expert advice, checklists and recommendations to fit your needs, this book is a must-have guide for your next home remodeling project. --California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, author of legislation to expand and incentivize energy efficiency improvements in residential and commercial buildings.
"From de-mystification to myth-busting to simple common sense, when it comes to remodeling, No-Regrets Remodeling, 2nd edition, lays it all out in a readable, reassuring way. This is the essential home-improvement guide that not only educates, but also acts as a healthy antidote to the natural anxiety inherent in any remodeling project. Save money, save time, save your relationship, and save your sanity read NRR2 before you even think of lifting your pencil or hammer to renovate your home." --Jeff Wilson, HGTV Host and author of The Greened House Effect
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Simplistic and superficial
I was hoping for more detail fundamentals on the order of Dr. Joe Ltsurbek's GBA stuff. This was disappointing and not worth the time of money
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By Peter C. Boogaart
I have a number of simialr books and wanted to add to my library. Recomendation by Home Energy Magazine was important to me.