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 #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 #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...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #192 – BBQ Outside With Charcoal 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 192, BBQ Outside With Charcoal in the Summer, will allow you to keep the heat generated from cooking outside the home where it belongs in the summer so your air conditioner can work less. INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - Habit FINANCIAL PAYBACK - … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #191 – Check, Change or Clean Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

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 191, Check / Change / Clean Air Conditioner Filter. Yes, some air conditioning units contain air filters. If yours does you might need to replace it or, if it can be cleaned you might need to clean it every now and again so the air flows through easily and allow your air … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #190 – Air Filter Replacement Frequency

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 190, Air Filter Replacement Frequency. This idea to reduce your air conditioning expenses is meant to remind us not to forget to ensure we have a clean air filter in your furnace. Don’t make your air conditioner work harder than it has to because of a dirty air filter in … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #189 – Shade The Location Of Air Conditioning Unit

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 189, Shade Location for Air Conditioner Units. Place, when possible, your air conditioner unit out of the sun. Direct sun light will heat the unit which will heat the air around it and going through it, causing the unit to work harder and thus increase your electric … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #184 – Check Along Exterior Walls For Air Leaks

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 184, Check Along Exterior Walls for Air Leaks. In case you have areas which are leaking your air condition created cool air outside and letting the hot outside air in, causing your air conditioner to work harder and longer than it should to cost you more money than it … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #183 – Open Windows In 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 183, Open Windows In Summer. When the morning, evening or night time temperatures are sufficiently cool to help the over heated are inside escape, open the windows to let the cool air inside. This will cause your air conditioners to work less and save you money on your … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #428 – Inside – Use Flow-Through Humidifier Water

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 428, Use Air Conditioner Condensation for Plants. If the air inside is humid, there should be lots of condensation to use. Yet another different idea on using water taken from the air that would otherwise simply go down the drain, along with your hard earned money. … [Read more...]

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