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Publication PS document Ground-source Heat Pumps
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. Heating and cooling buildings using ground-source heat pump systems (also known as geothermal heat pumps) are becoming more and more popular.
Located in Energy
Publication ECMAScript program Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers For Healthier Energy-efficient Homes
To reduce heating and cooling costs, builders have used better construction techniques and materials to greatly reduce air leaks into and out of a home. While a “tight” home will reduce the costs of heating and cooling, it also will trap water vapor and harmful particles in the home.
Located in Energy
Publication Home Envelope: an energy guide to help you keep the outside out and the inside in
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.
Located in Home & Farm
Publication application/x-troff-ms Individual Home Sewage Treatment Systems
This publication contains information on the design, installation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems. It is meant to be a homeowner reference document. An individual sewage system both treats and disposes of household wastewater. If a homeowner understands how the various components of a home sewage system work, then a properly designed and installed system will function for many years with a minimum of maintenance and upkeep.
Located in Home & Farm
Publication text/texmacs Drinking Water Quality: Testing and Interpreting Your Results
This publication will help people test private drinking water supplies and interpret results.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Taking the Bite Out of Bed Bugs
The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, the species most adapted to living with humans, has resurged throughout the world and in many parts of the U.S. in recent years. This species was introduced to the U.S. in the 17th century by early colonists.
Located in Home & Farm
Publication PS document No-cost, Low-cost Home Energy-saving Tips
Energy prices are on the rise. Heating your house and running your appliances likely are costing more than ever. If you are looking for a few ways to save money at home, but are not ready for major renovations, this checklist may help. It covers easy-to-do, low-cost or no-cost money-saving measures to make your home more energy efficient today.
Located in Energy
Publication chemical/x-isostar Top Ten Home Energy Checklist
Financially, every appliance that is not running efficiently or window that has air leaks is costing you money. The level of savings that can be realized depends on each individual situation, but savings can be significant.
Located in Energy
Publication Preparing RVs for Winter Living
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.
Located in Energy
Publication MIDI audio Germ Defense Pyramid
This publication provides timetables and solution recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting your home.
Located in Food & Nutrition
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