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The Home Energy Saver is a newsletter dedicated to showing you how to have the most comfortable
home for you and your family and still have low utility bills.
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thousands of have grabbed their copies and based on the responses, have really enjoyed the content and saved
hundreds of dollars on their utility bills. My home energy saving VHS/DVD is jam packed with information that
is guaranteed to lower your utility bills.
Why sacrifice comfort for lower utility bills? Isn't it time that you took control of your
Using my proven techniques, discover how to save energy and money while doing
your part to help save the environment. No matter what kind of home you have, or plan
to have, this information applies to you. Gain the knowledge of knowing why your
utility bills are so high and find out precisely what you can do to lower
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You'll Learn These Key Points and Their
Infiltration: How air infiltration can greatly
increase your utility bill and greatly decrease
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A simple framing technique that can
$200 in wood studs and gives you free
insulation without changing the stability of you
Caulking: Do you have the
right caulk? You will learn where to caulk
to stop outside air infiltration which leads to
higher utility bills. You will discover
places to caulk that most people have never even
Insulation: Discover one change in
your home that can lower your
heating and cooling bill by
20%! You will
learn how 1/16" of cellulose insulation can
stop more air infiltration than 3" of
Doors: Are you using the most
energy efficient window and door? Learn
how French doors can be energy wasters and
how to fix them and exactly what to look for
in an energy efficient window.
- What is required to efficiently use
geothermal energy and how it works
and geothermal benefits and
How energy-efficient lights and energy-efficient
recessed lights can save you money. Recessed
lighting can be one of the biggest energy wasters
in your home, because most recessed lights cannot
How too much attic ventilation can actually
INCREASE your utility bill. Excessive attic
ventilation can draw conditioned air out of your
How to stop air from entering from the outside in
both new and existing homes. Did you know
that on the average residential home, 35%
of the total heating and cooling load is for
How to use geothermal
energy – learn the benefits and risks of
geothermal, how a geothermal energy diagram
looks, and how a geothermal unit gives you a
percentage of your hot water FREE.
heating and cooling system is four times more
efficient than a gas furnace and has twice the life
expectancy of the average heating and cooling
insulation or recycled newspaper is
used for noise control, sound-insulation
products, and home interior wall sound
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===================== FEATURE EDITORIAL
It seems like about three million of you have asked me to explain how a
geothermal system works. Well, maybe not three million, but it's a bunch of you and
I'm honored that I have the opportunity to do it. Now you've probably already figured
out that I'm not smart enough to be real technical, but I do have some common sense.
So I will use a common-sense approach to explain how the most efficient heating and
cooling system available today can help you.
Actually you could get the Oct. 25, 1948, issue of Life
magazine and get a great explanation. That's correct,
1948. Geothermal units are not new, but it has only been in
recent years that they've gained in popularity. It just takes awhile for
adults to embrace new ideas, especially if they cost more money.
Notice that I said adults. When I show high school
students how you can spend $50 more per month on installing a geothermal
unit and save $75 per month on your utility bill, they simply say “cool.”
No discussion or argument. They would take it in a
OK, OK – here's how it works. All energy comes from the sun. Mr. Sunshine has provided a
lot of BTUs for a lot of years and Mother Earth has absorbed and stored that energy. A
closed-loop geothermal system simply removes those BTUs from Mother Earth in the winter and
gives them back in the summer. At depths of five feet or more, the earth temperature
remains close to 57 degrees, as evidenced by a cave's temperature. This temperature
varies only slightly across the United States.
There are two basic ways to install a geothermal unit. If digging a trench is difficult or
if space is limited, geothermal contractors drill holes into the ground vertically to
install small-diameter polyethylene pipe. If digging a horizontal trench is feasible, the
pipe is installed in a horizontal trench.
A very small pump then circulates water from the earth to the geothermal unit and back to
the ground in the closed-loop pipe. Actually, geothermal is not the best name for this
unit. A better name is ground-coupled heat pump or water-to-air heat pump. As you learned
in my last newsletter, a heat pump doesn't create heat, it just moves heat from one
location to another using a compressor.
Example: A window air conditioner blows cool air inside and hot air outside. If
you turn the air conditioner around, it will blow hot air inside and cool air
As it circulates 57-degree water in the winter, the geothermal unit, using the compressor
to remove heat from the water, provides 105-degree air into the house. As the water goes
back to the ground loop, it immediately starts absorbing BTUs from the earth. In the
summer, a reversing valve simply reverses the process and the compressor pumps BTUs into
the ground loop.
The water returns to the earth and immediately starts cooling off again.
It's all about heat transfer. Here's another example -- a blacksmith
heats a horseshoe to red hot. To cool it, he doesn't wave the horseshoe into the air.
Instead, he simply dips it in water. It cools off a lot faster and takes a lot less
I have been responsible for the installation of thousands of geothermal units and I have
had no disappointed customers. My wife and I have had geothermal heating and cooling for 18
years and we simply would not have any other system. Geothermal gives good hot air in the
winter and really cold air in the summer and uses less energy than any other central
heating and cooling system. So don't be a tightwad. Buy the best there is – you, your
family, and your house deserve it.
In the meantime, if you have questions, just give me a call at my office
at 501-653-7931 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Either me or my son Phillip
will be glad to help you.
Thanks for reading my Home Energy Saver newsletter and I know that
applying these techniques will SAVE YOU MONEY.
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"11 Tips for stripping
I broke my promise to myself and stripped wallpaper again. The only
reason I did this is for $100,000 profit. My family and I did not have time to wait
for professional help. We sold our investment property before finishing the work and
needed the home ready for appraisal.
While stripping the wallpaper, I realized that many homemakers get wrong advice for this
horrendous task. After years of experience on 28 houses, I offer my tried and best
1. Use a clothes steamer or rent a professional steamer
2. Soak a large section of the wall
3. Run a "Paper Tiger" scoring tool across the damp section
4. Steam the section again
5. Spray the section with fabric softener and hot water
6. Score the section with the paper tiger again
7. Steam again
8. Remove any curling edges (sometimes large areas peel off)
9. Scrape with a six inch sheetrock blade
10. Repeat the above steps on the section until most scrapes off easily
11. Scrub with hot water, TSP, and a sponge with a scratchy surface
Don't live with ugly wallpaper any longer!
P. S. Please email me if you have any additional tips that would help others!
Professor Jeanette Fisher, author of Doghouse to Dollhouse for Dollars, Joy to the Home,
and other books teaches Real Estate Investing and Design Psychology. For more articles,
tips, reports, newsletters, and sales flyer template, see http://www.doghousetodollhousefordollars.com/pages/5/index.htm
Energy Saving Tips
If you are a first-time homeowner, building a new home, or just wanting
to make changes to an older, existing home, here a some energy-saving tips for you to
consider. There is no better time to do this than at the beginning of a construction
- If you are clearing a lot for a new home or considering landscaping
options, don't forget about the shade advantage trees add, as well as the
evaporative cooling their lush canopies can offer.
- Window coatings are energy saving, especially for west-facing view
windows. For most residential applications, low-emissivity (low-e) coatings are
sufficient. They can cut heat gain by up to 25 percent without changing the
- When building a new home, try to keep glass area at 10 percent to 12
percent of the floor area of the house (example: 2,000 sq.ft. x 10% = 200 sq.ft.
More energy saving tips to come in the next Home Energy Saver
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