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 #187 – Cover Basement Vents 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 187, Cover Basement Vents In Summer. Using the damper inside the duct further ensures that none of the A/C air is wasted going to the basement. Keep the conditioned air above ground where it can be useful. There are also magnetic vent covers which cost about $6 for a … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #186 – Close Basement Vents

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 186, Close Basement Vents. This can be very useful for you. Why leave basement vents open in the summer to cool the basement when it is already sufficiently cool down there? Close the air vents so that the conditioned air from your A/C goes to where it is needed, on … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #426 – Inside – Collect Dripping Tap Water Until Leak Fixed

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 426, Collect Dripping Water Until Leak Fixed. Of course, fix a leaking faucet as soon as possible, but it is not always possible to fix leaks right a way … life happens. So, put a cup to catch the dripping water and use it to water your indoor and outdoor plants until … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #421 – Inside – Use Bucket in Sink to Catch Warm-up 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 421, Use Bucket in Sink to Catch Warm-up Water. What is good enough for the shower is also sufficiently good for the sink. Sure, you might want to replace the bucket with a plastic cup, yet the principle is the same. If you need hot water from the faucet in your sink, why … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #174 – Use Basement Living Area 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 174 , Use Basement Living Area in Summer. A great idea for those who have basements. When I grew up my parent’s home did not have an air conditioner. So, I spent most of the time I was home in the basement playing games, etc. Additionally, I slept on a pull out cot at night. … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #415 – Inside – Check Basement Water Lines For 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 415, Check Water Lines or Pipes In Basement For Leaks. Not all leaking faucets drip water into the sink or tub; some will see that leaking water sneak its way down along the water line. If you have (which is why I am a big fan of) a drop ceiling in the basement, a … [Read more...]

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...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #56 – Indoor Clothes Drying Area In Winter

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 56, Indoor Clothes Drying Area in Winter. Just because of snow on the ground in the winter or rain falling down outside in the spring, summer or fall, does not mean you have no choice but to use an energy consuming (electricity or natural gas) clothes dryer to dry your clean, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #46 – Turn Off Lights When Leaving House

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 46, Turn Off Lights When Leaving House. I know, it’s simple and overly obvious. Get into the habit of checking throughout the home that all lights have been turned off before you jump in the car or walk to the park or bus stop. It doesn’t take much except a new habit. … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #342 – Heating – Insulate Basement Walls

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 342, Basement Walls' Insulation. If you do not have a finished basement, you should consider investing in a partial basement renovation project to at least place insulation on the full height of all your exterior basement walls. This will help keep the coolness of the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #341 – Heating – Basement Floor 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 341, Basement Floor Insulation. If you do not have a finished basement, or if you have a tiled basement floor, you should consider placing some type of carpet or rug on the floor. This will help keep the coolness of the unfinished or tiled basement floor in the ground and … [Read more...]

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