10-Minute Energy-Saving Secrets – 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round
By Jerri Farris
I didn’t really like this book. I found that some of the ideas were too simplistic and others seemed a little too ridiculous for me. For example Jerri recommends making sure that skylights have adequate shade. That could be a very cost effective tip depending on where you live. The part where I think she goes too far is when she recommends possibly planting mature trees in your yard to create this shade. I understand that a skylight that is constantly being bombarded by direct sunlight will lead to higher energy costs, but how long would it take to make up for the cost of having a large tree planted just for shade? There are a few other head-scratching suggestions like this to be found in the book.
On the other hand, I think that almost everyone will find a handful of tips in this book that they really hadn’t thought of before. That alone will make up for this book’s reasonable $10 price tag. I personally would recommend reading another energy saving book, but the way this book is presented as a list of tips will definitely be perfect for some readers.
I rate this book 2 out of 5 apples. It may be a great read for some, but I couldn’t get into it.