Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #204 – Weather Stripping For Windows

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 204, Weather Stripping For Windows. This inexpensive material is of course useful to eliminate gaps through which hot air can enter from the outside and air cooled by your A/C unit can escape. INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - One Time FINANCIAL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #203 – Weather Stripping Inside Electric Panel Cabinet Doors

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 203, Weather Stripping Inside Electrical Panel Cabinet Doors. If you have a cabinet encasing your electrical panel, you should consider using weather stripping to seal any air leaks. We used this to stop a lot of air leaks and keep the cooled air inside the house. INSTALL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #202 – Inside Door Draft Stoppers

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 202 , Inside Door Draft Stoppers, are useful at the bottom of interior doors for rooms you do not use very much. Even with closing the door to rooms which are little used to stop cooled air from your air conditioner from entering, this cooled air can still go through the … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #201 – Strippable Caulking On Attic Door

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 201 , Strippable Caulking On The Attic Opening).Just as you use caulking around window frames outside the house to stop hot air from entering so should you around your interior access area to your attic. We use the strippable type of caulking so we can easily remove it if … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #200 – Magnetic Vent Cover Blocker

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 200 , Magnetic Vent Cover Blocker, is the best way we have found to stop cooled air from the air conditioner from passing through closed duct vents and going into areas that are not used. They are very inexpensive (e.g. 2 for $6) yet they really do the trick. Being … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #199 – Duct Tape Forced Air Duct Gaps

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 199, Duct Tape Forced Air Duct Gaps. When was the last time you actually checked to see of all of your heating (and therefore cooling) ducts had all of their gaps sufficiently sealed with duct tape? Gaps in your home’s duct work is simply causing the cooled air from the … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #198 – Attic Opening Insulation

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 198, Attic Opening Insulation. Make sure you have some on top of the opening to your attic; otherwise it is the same as if there is a 3 foot by 3 foot part of your attic ceiling that has no insulation. Proper attic insulation is one of the best ways to conserve both heating … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #197 – Exterior Door Sweeps

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 197, Exterior Door Sweeps. Just as, possibly more, useful as weather stripping for exterior doors to keep the hot air out and the cooled air inside are door sweeps. Typically the opening at the bottom of doors is wider than at the sides, allowing more hot air to come … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #196 – Weather Stripping on Cold Cellar Doors

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 196, Weather Stripping (cold cellar door).Since your cold cellar has a direct opening to the outside, if the door frame for your cold cellar is non existent or cracked, it will allow just as much hot air inside as if it was your front door. Purchase and install weather … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #195 – Weather Stripping on Exterior Doors

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 195, Weather Stripping (exterior doors).  Make sure your weather stripping on your front, side and rear home doors are functioning as they should, i.e. no cracks or leaks to allow hot air inside during the summer causing your a/c to work harder than it should have to … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #194 – Use A Programmable Theromstat

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 194, Use A Programmable Thermostat. I hope by now you have spent a little money to purchase and install (or have installed) a programmable thermostat. That way you set it once and don’t have to remember to manually turn the temperature up when no one is in the house (at … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #193 – Use Microwave Vs Stove In The Summer

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 193, Use Microwave vs Stove in the Summer, is another good idea on how you can reduce the heat generated from cooking meals in the summer. Ovens and burners on stove tops all generate heat causing the air conditioner to work more. Consider planning your meals to allow … [Read more...]

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