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...]

Solar Air Heater Air Leak

Solar Air Heater Intake Unit

We have a solar air heater in our basement to help heat one of our basement bedrooms. When I was cleaning its air intake unit's air filter, I came across two areas where cold air from the outside was leaking into the room. This surprised me because I did not feel any air coming into the room. Yet, if I could feel an air leak with the air intake unit's cover removed it likely was entering the room. Like anyone I want to maximize my energy savings so I pay the least amount possible on my … [Read more...]

Solar Air Heater Air Filter

Solar Air Heater Intake Unit

Does your solar air heater have an air filter? Oh, wait. Do you even have a  solar air heater? No? Don't worry. If you are not too sure what a solar air heater is,  you can read about here about our solar air heater. Perhaps this will help remind you to check the air filters you do have in your home, like in your furnace or dehumidifier. :) Keeping your air filters clean allows your furnace fan or solar air heater fan to work less hard and thus consume less energy. This allows you … [Read more...]

Basement Electrical Outlet Air Leak

Basement Electrical Outlet Air Leak

Last winter we installed a solar air heater on the south wall of our home. It was one way we were trying to do our part for the environment and have heat generated in our home without consuming any non-renewable resources like natural gas or home heating oil or electricity (generated from fossil fuels). And, it would reduce our heating bill to save us money ... albeit in the very long run. However that is not the only way to achieve energy savings. Not by a long shot. On weekend … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Four days ago, in Part 1, we began to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Yes, these are both free money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we begin our review of the money saving, energy conservation, … [Read more...]

Annual Furnace Cleaning

High Efficiency Furnace

A short note today. If you have not done so in the past few months, you are late. Winter is fast approaching. You should have your home's furnace cleaned / tuned-up now if you have not done so in advance of the winter heating season. In fact, if you have not already done so, stop reading this article and make the appointment with your chosen furnace maintenance company now. We had ours done late (for us) last week. We called on September 10th and had to wait until … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Cooling Tips – 1

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Yesterday we reviewed the last 12 of our 20+ home cooling energy conservation tips which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Today we review the first 10 of 30 different ideas to keeping a home cooler in the summer which will cost you a little yet save you a lot. Number 185, Air Filter … [Read more...]

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