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This Cold House

The Simple Science of Energy Efficiency

Does turning the thermostat down on a winter's night offset the costs of reheating the house in the morning? What will best prevent energy loss: new windows or insulation in the attic? Is heating oil cheaper than natural gas?

Blending science with anecdote and example, Colin Smith answers questions like these, providing an insightful guide to creating an environmentally friendly home without sacrificing comfort. This Cold House helps homeowners identify heating and cooling priorities and choose the most appropriate methods, tools, and equipment. Basic equations allow you to estimate possible savings in annual heating and cooling bills and determine payback times for improvement projects.

Practical and entertaining, This Cold House illuminates the concepts behind energy efficiency and translates them into ideas you can use, whether you live in a castle, igloo, or house.

About the Author

Colin Smith is a UK-based associate lecturer for both the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Open University, where he teaches courses related to consumer issues and the environment. He has recently retired and now enjoys writing for a wider audience.

Reviews

"A unique resource recommended for comprehensive energy collections."

- Library Journal

"Smith... has a wonderful way with words, and his storytelling is superb. This guy sure knows how to hang an analogy on a scientific principle to make it delightfully understandable."

- Dan Holohan - www.heatinghelp.com

"An entertaining read despite the seriousness of the subject."

- Physics World

"Packs in important insights and is a pick for any general interest lending library catering to homeowners and those concerned with energy savings and the environment."

- Midwest Book Review

Endorsements

"Witty, erudite, and accessible. "

- Jeffrey C. May, author of My House Is Killing Me!, The Mold Survival Guide, and My Office Is Killing Me!
Johns Hopkins University Press
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