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...]

Home Water Savings Tip #434 – Inside – Soak Pots and Pans

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 434,   Soak Pots / Pans While Scraping vs Running Water. We actually do this when we don’t think that the dishwasher will be able to get the baked on grime from the pot / pan. We let it soak in a little water (to give back the moisture removed from the baked on grime … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #53 – Always Use Task Lighting

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 53, Use Task Lighting, Always. Why use ceiling recessed lighting if you only want light to read a book? Instead, use the table lamp (containing a CFL or better yet an LED energy saving light bulb, of course). Why have the recessed ceiling lights on in the kitchen when … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – T-Fal Frying Pans

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 42, T-Fal Frying Pans.  The idea here is that different frying pans heat to food faster and use the heat from the stove top’s burners better than others. This was evident to me when I changed to a T-FAL frying pan one day in the not to distant past to cook my morning … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Double Recipe and Freeze Balance

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 41, Double Recipe and Freeze Balance for Later.  When I make my world famous home made tomato and meat sauce, I always make sufficient for two or three meals, freezing the excess for another time. Cooking more than just for one meal does use more energy than cooking just … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Use Electric Kettle To Boil 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 39, Use Electric Kettle To Boil Water. Another of our site’s visitors claims this uses less energy than placing a kettle on top of stove’s burner to heat the water inside. I believe this to be correct, however, again, I could not find any supporting evidence. We have … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Use Pot Lids

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 35, Use Lids on Pots To Reduce Cooking Time. Absolutely. Why boil water in a pot with the lid off? It will take more time and consume more energy. Same thing when simmering food in a pot. Keep the lid on to reduce the amount of energy needed to cook the food (as well as … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation – Putting It All Together

Editor's Note: To view the 240+ different energy conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy Conservation. All month we have written about the many, many, many different ways in which you can reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources in your home and by doing this significantly reducing  your monthly home utility bills. Today we thought we would provide a listing of all of these articles to make it easier for you to find … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation – Low and More Costly Cooking Energy Savings Tips

Microwave and Island

Editor's Note: To view the 240+ different energy conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy Conservation. Yesterday we reviewed ideas and suggestions which cost nothing to do yet can help to reduce the amount of direct and indirect consumption of natural resources when cooking meals in the home. Today we review the remaining ideas on how to reduce your utility bills when cooking your meals at home. Here is the Un-Official Guide … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation – No Cost Cooking Energy Savings Tips

Editor's Note: To view the 240+ different energy conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy Conservation. Previously we wrote about the ideas we have collected to reduce non-renewable energy resources related to heating water in your home. Today we review ideas and suggestions which cost nothing to do yet can help to reduce the amount of direct and indirect consumption of natural resources when cooking meals in the … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation and …. T-FAL?

Yes, that's right. Who would have thunk it? I can tell you not me. The other day I was making breakfast (fried eggs and chicken leftovers from the prior night's dinner .... yes, I know, it's a guy thing!) and I noticed that both of our regular frying pans were still in the dishwasher unwashed. So, I took out our all metal frying pan. This one we received free from a certain very well known kitchen appliance company. Well, I sprayed the non-stick stuff since it was an all metal frying … [Read more...]

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