Home Water Savings Tip #414 – Inside – Check Faucets For Leaks, Especially Those Little Used

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 414, Check Water Faucets For Leaks, Especially Those Used Infrequently. Perhaps its just a new washer that is needed to stop the dripping. Or simpler still, perhaps it is just that the cold or hot water tap was not fully tightened by the last person to use it. However, … [Read more...]

Remember to Seal Ceiling Vent Registers

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent Installed

Here is a money saving heating tip for the winter which doubles as a money saving cooling tip in the summer and triples and a money saving home maintenance idea. Yesterday I showed how I installed a register into a ceiling vent in our basement using nothing more than Christmas decoration hooks. Check it out for yourself. :) However, the job is not done. There are major gaps between the air register and the vent boot. This is a concern because most of the time the register will be … [Read more...]

Installing Ceiling Air Register

Inside Ceiling Vent

Last time I showed how I used duct tape to seal the air leaks between the duct and the vent boot in our basement bathroom ceiling. But how to install the register such that it could close completely and stop heated air from entering the bathroom when it is not being used? The register I used was the grey plastic air register which had been in our basement's recreation area for the vent from our solar air heater before I replaced it with a directional vent register. Now, the hole which … [Read more...]

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