NEW ENGLAND EDITION
A Homeowner's Complete Guide to Energy Independence
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
book will show you how, in one weekend and less than $100, you
can save at least 20% of your
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. :-)
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.
Net Energy or Net Zero Energy simply refers to a home or building
“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:
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.
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:
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 credits, Reduce 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,
Hot Water, Solar water
heaters, Radiant heat, Thermal leak detector,
Energy Loss, Window Insulation Film, Draft
Snakes, Self-stick Weather Sealing Tape
,Foam rubber with wood backing
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