A Homeowner's Complete Guide to Energy Independence

How to:
  • Help  the Planet
  • Save Thousands in 
    Heating and Utility Bills

The author walks you step by step through the unintentional process that led to his 1970s two story colonial home becoming ZERO NET ENERGY (produce more energy in a year than is consumed). He now produces enough totally Green Energy to ELIMINATE ALL OF HIS UTILITY AND HEATING BILLS.

 You will learn:

  • Low and No Cost Ways to Dramatically Reduce or Eliminate your Fuel and Utility Bills

  • How to Save Thousands of Dollars on heating and electric bills

  • How to Earn Thousands of Dollars from your efforts

  • How to get Tax Credits, Rebates, Energy Conservation Credits and Free Stuff to Help You Save Energy

  • Increase the Value of your home by much more than your investment

  • Help reduce global climate change  

The book will show you how, in one weekend and less than $100,  you can save at least 20% of your 
heating and electric bills 

Can you Imagine No Heating or Utility Bills to Pay 

and Being Paid Thousands of Dollars Every Year Instead

Becoming energy independent was not my original intention or motivation.  I simply did not want to be dependent upon people who hated us for the fuel that heated my home during our cold New England winters.  But one thing led to another and two years after taking the first step to becoming free from oil I find myself living in a Zero Net Energy Home - I had never heard the term “zero net energy” before the unintended journey began.

Natural gas is not available on our street and our previous experience with propane as a heat source for our cabin in western Maine left us with the impression, rightly or wrongly, that propane would be an expensive choice.  

It appeared that cutting and splitting wood to reduce our dependency upon oil would continue to be our best option.  We burn between five and six cord of wood each heating season.  The exercise is good however; my wife of fifty years was beginning to complain a tiny bit about splitting, stacking and carrying all that wood into the house, never mind the mess it made for her to clean up.  :-)

My brother Bob owns an HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) business near Bangor, Maine.  He told me of a local company that had developed a revolutionary heating and cooling device that did not use oil or gas as a fuel and was very economical to operate.  Perhaps I would be interested in learning more about it.

And that’s how the transformation of our 2,400 square foot 1970’s two story colonial house into a Zero Net Energy household began.  

Zero Net Energy or Net Zero Energy simply refers to a home or building that 
"generates as much renewable power and energy as is consumed annually"

“I didn’t invent anything, although I wish I had as an invention that produced our results could have made us wealthy.  All I did was to combine some well known with some lesser known technologies and conservation methods."  No one change or improvement did the job. 

Three individual sectors have to be addresses and integrated to reach Zero Net Energy:

  • Replace fossil fuel sources of heat

  • Generate on site green electricity

  • Conservation and efficiencies

There are many possible combinations of technologies and methods one can use to achieve money saving results.  The book outlines them all along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The book will show you:

  • Low and no cost ways to dramatically reduce or eliminate your fuel and utility bills

  • How to get tax credits, rebates, energy conservation credits and free stuff to help you save energy

  • How to Earn thousands of dollars annually from your efforts

  • How to Save thousands in heating and electric bills

  • Increase the value of your home by much more than your investment

  • Help reduce global climate change

State, Local and Federal Credits, Rebates and special programs along with the dramatic reduction in the cost of the technology make the conversions extremely affordable as well as profitable.  Ted’s payback period was less than two years.  In some locations, and certain combinations of technology, the cost may be next to nothing and in some cases doable for an immediate profit.  The book outlines how this is possible by illustrating the various combinations of technology and finance options available

Consider as an Investment

One example in the book illustrates how a Massachusetts household saved $5,500 a year on their oil and electric bills.  They also invested several thousand dollars in technology that results in them receiving an annual INCOME of $5,500 for a combined benefit of $11,000.  

Their total investment after credits and rebates was $40,000.  Their Annual Return on Investment or ROI was 27.5%.  Where can one invest safely today and expect a return anywhere close to this.


Not only are you saving and making money, you are helping: 

  • Protect the environment and 

  • Our country become Energy Independent 

The second half of the book is a comprehensive listing of State, Local and Federal Grants, Credits, Rebates and Free Stuff and includes websites where the latest and up to date data can be found.

Topics Covered:

Eliminate fuel oil bills, Eliminate electric bills, Eliminate natural gas bills, Eliminate propane bills, Increase the value of your home, Reduce your carbon footprint, Generate green energy, Generate renewable energy, Free from oil, Net zero energy home, Zero net energy building, Solar power, Solar panels, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, SREC, Renewable Energy Credits, REC, Net Metering, Energy conservation credits, Energy tax rebates, Energy tax creditsReduce global warming, Renewable energy tax credits, Energy conservation rebates, R Value, U Factor, Wind power, Wind turbines, Fuel cells, Co-generation, Geothermal heat pump, Air source heat pump, Air to air heat pump, On demand electric hot water heaters, On demand gas hot water heaters, Hot water tank insulation, Solar hot water heaters, Foam insulation, Ceiling insulation, Wall insulation, Floor insulation, Rim joist insulation, Water pipe insulation, Blown in insulation, Fiberglass insulation, Insulating windows, Prevent heat loss, Passive solar heat, Reduce air conditioning costs, Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Co-Generate Hot Water, Solar water heaters, Radiant heat, Thermal leak detector, Thermo-graphic image, Energy Loss, Window Insulation Film, Draft Snakes, Self-stick Weather Sealing Tape , Layered Curtains, Cellular Shades, Insulating Window Inserts , Thermal Shades , Insulated Shutters , Insulating Foam Panel Inserts , Weather strip doors Rolled vinyl with aluminum channel backing , Foam rubber with wood backing , Interlocking threshold , Automatic door sweep, Insulating paint, Kilowatt hours, Net metering, Save the environment, Micro hydro - Electric system , Home energy audit, Sizing solar a array, Energy savings tips  


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