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Is this the right book for me?

Save Energy and Cut Your Bills offers you straightforward and achievable strategies for reducing your energy bills and living a more environmentally aware life. With lots of useful tools to assess your energy and carbon use, it gives practical advice on everything from heating your home to managing teenage consumers. The book comes with:

– Energy-saving actions categorized into ‘no cost’, ‘low cost’ and ‘investment’ actions
– Detailed installation costs and savings help you to make more effective decisions
– Topical issues, such as HIPs and smart metering
– Guidance on the most effective ways of generating your own power
– Suggestions for green driving and being more sustainable in the garden
– Resource sections for further investigation and assistance

Save Energy and Cut Your Bills include:

Chapter 1: Background to energy use
Chapter 2: How much energy are you using now?
Chapter 3: Developing a strategy for action
Chapter 4: Saving energy in the house
Chapter 5: Generating your own energy
Chapter 6: Saving energy in the garden
Chapter 7: Saving energy on the road
Chapter 8: Future trends

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to save energy.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you’ve learnt and how to use it.


'Crammed with information and advice,it will surely help to fill in the gaps for those of us not totally conversant with all the complexities of saving energy. This book deserves to be a bestseller!'
- Self Build and Design
This book is fantastic. It provides comprehensive and accessible information for anyone wanting to start looking at options for reducing their domestic carbon footprint. It picks apart the issues with unbiased clarity and gives clear and impartial steps that anyone can take, from little day-to-day 'to dos' to the life-changing leaps. Essential reading!
- Josh Steiner, Action for Sustainable Living
Nick White has produced the most comprehensive guide on energy use and savings that I have come across. There are chapters on basic things like space heating, cooking and lighting, but more advanced aspects of the subject such as microgeneration and ground source heat pumps. Each topic is subdivided into tasks that can be carried out easily and cheaply through to more complex and costly ideas. And there are clear guides to issues like payback times, planning requirements and grant systems. Overall this book is a truly valuable addition to the growing library of information on energy issues. I would strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the subject.
- Ethical Pulse