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Insulating to Reduce Heating Costs

Insulating to Reduce Heating Costs - AE1368

In North Dakota, about 50 percent of energy used in homes is for heating and air conditioning. Properly insulating your home not only saves money, but also makes the home more comfortable.

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Home Envelope

Home Envelope: an energy guide to help you keep the outside out and the inside in - AE1616

The NDSU Extension Service has a long history of providing research-based information to help people make informed decisions concerning their energy use. This guide, originally developed by the Division of Energy Resources in the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is designed to help you figure out what steps you can take to reduce energy use in your home. Although you might not be able to do all of the improvements yourself or may not need to, this guide will provide an introduction to home energy use.

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Distillers Grains for Dairy Cattle

Distillers Grains as a Protein and Energy Supplement for Dairy Cattle - AS1241

Distillers grains are coproducts produced from the fermentation of grains for alcohol. In the last 30 years, alcohol’s use as an alternative fuel has increased significantly. This increased demand has led to the development and expansion of ethanol production plants in North Dakota and the upper Midwest. With production increasing, the opportunity exists for using a substantial quantity of distillers grains in dairy rations.

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Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Renters

Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Renters - AE1520

Finding ways to reduce energy use in a rented house or apartment may not seem easy. Here are a few simple things that can make a big difference to increase your comfort and reduce your energy bills if you rent.

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Fuel Cost Comparison

Fuel Cost Comparison - AE1015

This publication provides a relative cost comparison chart showing heating values for fuels and biomass that can be helpful in deciding what type of fuel is the most cost effective to use.

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Eat Smart. Play Hard. Do You Need an Energy Drink? Fn-1435

Eat Smart. Play Hard. Do You Need an Energy Drink? - FN1435

People often substitute energy drinks for healthier beverage choices, so compare the Nutrition Facts labels. Energy drinks provide few if any of the needed vitamins and minerals provided by healthier beverage choices. Plain water is a better choice for most individuals.

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Preparing RVs for Winter Living

Preparing RVs for Winter Living - AE1510

Spending the winter in an RV is not something to dread, especially if the owner takes the steps in this publication to make it more comfortable.

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Ground-source Heat Pumps

Ground-source Heat Pumps - AE1483

A heat pump can be an efficient alternative to a standard home heating system. Moreover, during the cooling season, its function can be reversed, and it becomes an air conditioner. This publication explains the basics, installation, advantages, disadvantages, sizing, cost and efficiency of using the ground-source heat pumps.

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Infrared Thermometer Home Energy Assessment Questionnaire

Infrared Thermometer Home Energy Assessment Questionnaire - AE1373-A

A detailed procedure for determining insulation levels and R-values is described in NDSU Extension Service publication AE1373, "Determining Insulation and Air Infiltration Levels Using an Infrared Thermometer." Use this questionnaire along with an infrared thermometer to identify areas that might need attention.

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Determining Insulation and Air Infiltration Levels using an Infrared Thermometer

Determining Insultaion and Air Infiltration Levels Using an Infrared Thermometer - AE1373

A simple way to determine if more insulation is needed is to compare the inside temperature of an exterior wall versus an interior wall in the same room using an infrared thermometer. This publication will advise you on doing that.

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Wind Energy

Wind Energy for North Dakota Homeowners, Farmers and Small Businesses - EC1464

This publication addresses questions about wind energy. Is it practical for me? How does it work? The cost and other things that you need to know.

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Top Ten Home Energy Checklist

Top Ten Home Energy Checklist - AE1442

Whether trying to save money or save natural resources, concentrating on the areas of the home that are the largest energy consumers or areas for energy waste makes sense. Each home is different, but this guide will provide some direction for where to concentrate efforts to reduce energy consumption.

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Eat Smart. Choose Healthy Pre-and Post-game Meals FN-1438

Eat Smart. Choose Healthy Pre-and Post-game Meals - FN1438

Have a light meal so it can be digested easily. The pregame meal should include a variety of foods but focus on carbohydraterich food such as bread or pasta. Make sure to include grains, fruits and vegetables in the meal. Drink plenty of fluids.

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Developing Wind Energy: The Langdon Wind Energy Center

Socioeconomic Impacts of Developing Wind Energy: The Langdon Wind Energy Center - CD1419

The purpose of this publication is to summarize the socioeconomic effects of the recent evelopment of a wind energy center on nearby communities.

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Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers For Healthier Energy-efficient Homes

Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers For Healthier Energy-efficient Homes - AE1393

To reduce heating and cooling cost, builders have used better construction techniques and materials to greatly reduce air leaks into and out of a home. This publication describes reasons to use air-to-air-heat exchangers, technology of exchangers, the cost advantages of installing them and some tips on choosing a heat exchanger that is right for your home.

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Wind Turbine Lease Considerations for Landowners

Wind Turbine Lease Considerations for Landowners - EC1394

Legal, binding contracts between landowners and wind energy development companies are a necessary part of any wind farm development project. EC1394 discusses the issues that should be considered before signing a lease contract.

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