Lowering Electricity Use Tip #64 – Transfer Several Days Food From Freezer

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 64, Transfer Several Days of Food (from) Freezer to Fridge. Sure, the less often you have to open your freezer door the less of the very cold air will escape, causing the freezing unit to run less and therefore use less electricity. So, plan ahead and take out items from … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #52 – Keep Air Passages in ‘Fridge / Freezers Clear

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 52, Keep Air Passages in Refrigerators / Freezers Clear. How does cold air actually get into the fridge? Why, its by the small opening inside. So, place your stuff that is in the fridge (same for some freezers) away from that opening so the cold air can get easily … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #327 – Heating – InfraRed Temperature Reader

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 327,  Infra-Red Temperature Reader. These cost around $100 but can be found on sale every now and again for around $50 as we did last year. This is a good device for use during the winter to locate areas of the outside wall that are colder than others. This of course is … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #324 – Heating – Hang Thick Curtains in Entrance

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 324,  Hang Thick Curtains in Entryway. One of our site’s visitors last winter said that because of air leaks around their front door, they hank a thick curtain by the entrance to their home to keep the cold air out. Sure, they should fix the air leaks. However, perhaps … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #316 – Heating – Seal Gaps in Outside Wall

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 316, Seal Pipes & Electrical Gaps on Outside Walls. After only a few years, caulking around pipes on the outside of the house can start to shrink, leaving gaps through with cold air can enter the home. It is always a good idea to check these annually, and if need be … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #314 – Heating – Repair Broken Storm or Screen 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 314, Ensure Storm / Screen Doors Work. If you have storm doors or screen doors and they don’t help keep out the cold air in the winter because they are broken in some way, then fix them or get someone to fix them. Its that simple. A quick fix can keep out the cold air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #311 – Heating – Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame

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 311,  Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame. It is not just door sweeps and weather stripping on cold cellar door frames which help block out cold air from entering the home. Also check to see if the door frame itself is sufficiently insulated. If not, consider using insulating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #307 – Heating – Child Proof Electrical Outlets

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 307, Install Electric Outlet Child Proof Covers. On a cold day run your fingers over the electric outlets on your exterior walls. Do you feel any cool or cold air entering your home? Placing these cheap items in the electrical outlets on exterior walls not being used … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #305 – Heating – Electric Panel Door Weather Stripping

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 305, Weather Stripping (electric panel doors).  We have a unique situation where the prior owners encased the electrical panel in the basement. Unfortunately, they did not do anything to stop the cold air from entering the house in that area. You could feel the cold … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #299 – Heating – 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 299, Exterior Door Sweeps. Here's a money saving heating tip for every home and apartment. The bottom of doors leading to the outside, including the cold cellar, is a common area of air leaks. Air leaks cost you money in the winter by letting in cold air causing your … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #298 – Heating – Cold Cellar Weather Stripping

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 298, Weather Stripping On Cold Cellar Doors. If your home has a cold cellar, this money saving heating tip is certainly for you. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your cold cellar door is actually … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #297 – Heating – 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 297, Weather Stripping On Exterior Doors. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your exterior doors are actually working to keep out the cold air in the winter (and the hot air in the summer). There should … [Read more...]

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