Our dependence on fossil fuels is at an all-time high and for economic and environmental reasons it is vitally important that we save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. This invaluable book is essential reading for all those homeowners who wish to properly insulate their properties in order to save energy, permanently reduce fuel bills and increase the comfort of their homes. Throughout, the author emphasizes the 'do-it-yourself' elements of house insulation and provides readers with the information they require in order to take the practical steps that will allow them to make significant financial savings.
Andy McCrea has worked as a power engineer and as a senior figure within the energy industry for over thirty-five years. Since the late 1980s, he has been involved with energy efficiency and renewable energy, working closely with policy makers and regulators. In 2003 Andy became director of Action Renewables, which was established to promote the rapid development of renewable energy in Northern Ireland. Dr McCrea is a keen DIY enthusiast, a chartered engineer, a chartered environmentalist and a fellow of the Energy Institute. In 2004 he was awarded an MBE for services to the electricity industry.