Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #356 – Heating – Sufficient Wall 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 356, Add Sufficient Wall Insulation. During the winter, if you simply place the palm of your hand on an outside wall (with you being inside the house) and if it feels really cold, then you might not have sufficient insulation to keep the heated air inside your home. The … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #354 – Heating – Solar Window Inserts

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 354,  Similar in concept to solar air collectors which  are placed on south facing walls and / or rooftops, these can be installed against an existing window to generate sun heated air for the room. As they are much smaller than typical solar air collectors, they cost … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #351 – Heating – Increase Humidity Level

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 351,  Increase Humidity Levels in Home. Winter’s air is typically less humid than in the summer. Those with forced air central heaters see the air inside the home become even more dry. Remember to increase the humidity levels in your home during the winter months. This … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #347 – Heating – Cover Stained Glass Windows

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 347,  Cover Stained Glass Windows With Plexiglass. This one was given to us by a contestant in a past energy conservation contest we ran. The intent is to cover a stained glass window, if you have one in your home, with something to help keep the heat inside as most … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #338 – Heating – Storm 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 338,  Storm Doors on All Exterior Doors. Installing a storm door on the outside of exterior doors adds an air barrier against the exterior door to help insulate it during the winter and thus keep more of your home’s heated air inside. It also helps to reduce summer's air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #337 – Heating – Insulated Heating Ducts

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 337, Insulate Heating Ducts. There is a product which you can use to insulate the duct work in your home. It is simply an insulating blanket which wraps around your ducts. While pricey, its purpose is to keep the air heated by the furnace ( or solar air heater ) hot until … [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 #278 – Heating – Check for Exterior Wall 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 278, Check Along Exterior Walls For Air Leaks. The home heating money saving idea here is once again simple. On a cold day, simply run  your bare hand along any and every exterior wall in your home. If you feel cool air entering your home with your hand then you have an … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #276 – Heating – Keep Heating Vents 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 276, Keep Heating Vents Clear. You can seal all the air leaks you can find. You can have the highest efficiency furnace available. You can do all the right things to keep heat inside in the winter. However, if you have your heating vents blocked by throw rugs or furniture, … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #272 – Heating – Used Bathtub 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 272, Wait for Bathtub Water to Cool Before Draining. The idea in this suggestion is rather than let the heat in the water go down the drain to let it escape into the air. While this can make it more challenging to clean the bath tub later and can add excessive moisture to … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #270 – Heating – Remove Window A/C 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 270, Remove Window Air Conditioning Unit In The Winter. For those with air conditioning units in the window, there is no need to keep them there in the winter. In fact, if you remove them and then close the window you will significantly eliminate the various air leaks in … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #269 – Heating – Clean Baseboard Heaters and Air 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 269, Clean Baseboard Heaters, Air Vents Periodically. This money saving heating tip is for every household. The more dirt and dust collected around baseboard heaters and air vents, the greater the effort it takes for the heated air to get past and heat the room. It … [Read more...]

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