Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #185 – Check Window Frames For Air 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 185, Check Window Frames for Air Leaks.,Window frames is just one of the areas of a home which can have cracks and spaces to leak in hot air during the summer. Simply run your fingers along each window frame every so often when it is hot outside. If you feel hot air … [Read more...]

Drywall Repair By French Doors

Dryall Crack Caused By French Door

Previously, we described the set of circumstances which resulted in a very large crack in the drywall by our newly installed set of French Doors. So, to bring you back to our starting point, below you will see the crack in the drywall starting at the left of the vertical door frame and going about 13 inches to the left, then making a 90 degree turn upwards for another 13 inches or so. Ugly. While the contractor who indicated there was nothing that could be done I decided to proceed with … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #322 – Heating – Annual Furnace Tune-Up

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 322, Annual Furnace Tune-up. Have you had your annual furnace tune up, or maintenance yet? An inefficient furnace of course will consume more natural gas or home heating oil causing you money through higher heating bills in the winter. As well, having your furnace checked … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #315 – Heating – Caulking Window / 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 315, Caulking (window / exterior door frame). Caulking does not last forever, especially caulking used outside the house. Check it annually and if you start to see cracks in the caulking around your windows and doors, remove the ineffective caulking and replace it with … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #277 – Heating – Rearrange Furniture

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 277, Place Beds and Chairs Away from Exterior Walls and Windows. The money saving heating idea here is simple. If cool air comes into the home through cracks in the wall, through under insulated walls and through windows, why have your furniture near exterior walls and … [Read more...]

Finishing The Baseboard Trim

Cracked Baseboard Paint

We showed the finished and cleaned over-sized floor tiles in our previous article within this floor tile home renovation project series. Today, we need to return to deal with the baseboard trim. The one part which the contractors were not willing to do was to paint the baseboard trim once they installed the new floor tile. We had two options, either have them: Install quarter round trim against the existing wood baseboard trim once the new floor tile had been laid and … [Read more...]

Confirming the House Foundation Wall Water Leak Area

Fitz Arriving

Yesterday I described the approach to be taken by Clarke Basement Systems to fix our finished basement water leak. Today the project starts. Two days before the scheduled date Fiona contacted me to confirm that the time and date were still good for us and to inform me that Fitz would be the professional who would be coming over to our home to undertake the repair. Very nice. Then about 8:15 the morning of the project Fitz called to advise that he was on his way and would be at our home … [Read more...]

No Cost Home Cooling Tips – 2

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 first 12 of our 20+ home cooling energy conservation tips which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Today we review the remaining 12 of the 20+ no cost ideas to keeping a home cooler in the summer. Number 173, Raise Temperature in Summer While at Work, is … [Read more...]

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