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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 PS document Heating Farm Shops
A number of choices are available when selecting a heating system for the farm shop. This publication will help you make a more informed choice.
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Publication text/texmacs Insulating to Reduce Heating Costs
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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Publication Infrared Thermometer Home Energy Assessment Questionnaire
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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Publication Troff document Farmstead Energy Audit
The purpose of this publication is to give tips on ways to reduce costs for your operation. By reducing the amount of energy you consume, you not only will be saving money, but also reducing possible pollution and reducing the consumption of nonrenewable resources.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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