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A Guide To Home Water Treatment
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Water Quality Bulletin 21

Provides a guide for consumers who want to know about home water treatment systems.

A variety of water treatment processes are available to the homeowner. The systems differ in the types of chemicals removed, location within the home, and operating and maintenance requirements. Two broad categories of home water treatment units are point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) systems.

Several processes are available for home water purification. These include activated carbon, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, distillation, chemical oxidation and ultraviolet radiation treatment.

Certification and validation, Treatment processes,  Buyer's checklist, Bottled or Bulk Water

Michael Kamrin, Nancy Hayden Center for Environmental Toxicology; Barry Christian, Dan Bennack, Commnity Assistance Program in Environmental Toxicology; Frank M. D’itri, Institute of Water Research
Issued January 1990 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Michigan Extension office.

Checklist for Building a New Home

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e2789
Energy Facts

Current Version

Home Site, House Design, Color and Lighting, Products to conserve energy and where to find them   2 pages, Revised

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.

Previous Version E1384

 This publication provides many hints regarding the conservation of energy.

Susan Merkley, Extension Assistant, Department of Human Environment and DesignIssued June 1980  4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office. 



Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home

Selecting the Best Furnace for You, Efficiency, Sizing the Unit, Duct Systems and Thermostats, Furnace Efficiency Ratings, Obtaining Bids and Planning for Maintenance, Paybacks and Tradeoffs, How to Figure Payback (in years) on your Purchase

3 pages, Revised



Controlling Costs for Home Hot Water Production and Use

Faucets and Showers, Dishwashers, Clothes washers, Hot water heater, Temperature settings, Pipe insulation, Heater insulation, Heater maintenance, Off peak heating

3 pages, revised



Distillation for Home Water Treatment
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Water Quality Bulletin 22

Distillation, Distillation units, Operation, Maintenance and Cost, Certification and validation

M. Kamrin, B. Christian, 4 pages

This publication is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore

Energy Conservation Landscaping - Summer Cooling

Plan Your Landscape for Summer Tree Shading, Using Vines and Shrubs Effectively, Channel Summer Breezes through Landscape Design,

4 pages



Energy Conservation Landscaping - Winter Wind Protection

What is a windbreak?, How do you design a windbreak?, Tree Selection, Other solutions

3 pages



Energy Conservation Tips

Personal Care -   Laundry, Cooking and Baking, Dishwashing, Refrigerator and Freezer, Heating and Cooling, More tips

2 pages, revised



Energy Efficient Appliances

Regular Maintenance is Important, Home Appliance Energy Use, Make Wise Investments in Home Appliances, Typical wattage usage ranges for household appliances, EnergyStar ratings

4 pages, Revised



Energy Efficient Lighting

Getting started, T-8 Fluorescent lighting, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Important fluorescent lighting notes (tubular and CFL types), High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting, HID notes, Initial Investment vs. Annual Savings, Other Methods

4 pages



Energy Efficient Windows

Controlling Air leaks, Caulking and Weather Stripping, Storm windows, Additional options to reduce heat loss and gain, Buying new windows, Types of glazing materials, Glass Layers and Air Spaces, Framing materials

4 pages, Revised



Energy Facts: Chimneys

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1387

This publication describes many different types of chimneys.

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued January 1980 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued April 1980 4 pages (Fil. 2)
 

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office. 



Energy Facts: Smoke Problems and Their Cures

MSU Extension
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin E1389

This publication discusses the potential problems from smoke as well as cures.

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued April 1980 (Fil. 1) 2 pages

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office.



Energy Facts: The Creosote Problem--Chimney Fires and Chimney Cleaning

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University Extension
Extension Bulletin e1388

This publication discusses the potential dangers of creosote and the need to clean chimneys. 

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued April 1980 4 pages (Fil. 2)

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued January 1980 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued December 1984 4 pages (Fil. 3)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office.



Exterior Structural Items

You can do it, too! Series, Roof, Gutters and downspouts, Sidings, Windows and doors

4 pages,  Reprint  by S. Mireley, D. Jones

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.



Fireplace Safety

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1388

This publication provides many safety tips and information for the safe use of a fireplace.

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist
Issued January 1980 2 pages(Fil. 1)

Thomas J. Karsky, Extension Farm Safety Specialist
Issued April 1980 2 pages(Fil. 2)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office. 

 

 



Fireplaces

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University Extension
Extension Bulletin e1392

This publication dicusses the basic information regarding fireplaces.

Shirley Nilsson, Extension Housing and Equipment Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued January 1980 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Shirley Nilsson, Extension Housing and Equipment Specialist, University of Idaho
Issued April 1980 4 pages (Fil. 2)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office. 



Geothermal Heating and Cooling

How It Works, Advantages of Geothermal Heating, Types of Geothermal Heat, Environmental Concerns, Home Heat Pump Installation and Operation, A Renewable and Environmentally-friendly Resource

3 pages, Revised



Home Water Treatment Using Activated Carbon
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Water Quality Bulletin 23

Activated Carbon (AC), AC Filters,  Point of entry (POE) system, Operation, Maintenance and cost of AC filters, Certification and validation


M. Kamrin, B. Christian

This publication is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore

Home*A*Syst - Home Assessment Guide
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Water Quality Bulletin 51

Allen Krizek, Roberta Dow

Site Assessment: Protecting Water Quality Around Your Home, Managing Household Trash, Waste Prevention, Reuse, Recycling, and Composting, Managing Hazardous Household Products, Stormwater Management, Household Wastewater, Septic Systems and Other Treatment Methods, Yard and Garden Care.

To print or view the new Home*A*Syst or individual chapters, go to:http://www.mgsp.msu.edu/ Click Residential Systems and then look under HAS Publications. Click on WQ 51 Full publication or for individual chapters on WQ 51 Chapter 1 thorough 12.

144 pages for sale, Revised May 2008, to order go to MSU Bulletin online page



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