Help To Save Money Through Energy and Water Bills Almost Here

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Wondering what we have been up to the past month or so? I know Megan has; so has Richard, and Katherine, and Faythe, and Chris, and ..... well, you get the picture. That notice on the side of our site indicates just over two weeks until we launch a new way to provide you will the tools and support you need to help you save your money from lower household electric, heating, cooling, water heating and clean water usage in your home. This weekend, we will give you a sneak peak at what we … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #271 – Heating – Oven Door Ajar After Use 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 271, Keep Oven Door Ajar After Oven Use In The Winter. Of course, be sure that no one will accidentally burn themselves by leaning into the open oven. However, the intent here is that letting the heated air of the oven escape en mass for a few minutes into the kitchen is … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #268 – Heating – Fireplace Damper

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 268, Close Fireplace Damper When Fireplace Not In Use.If your home has a fireplace, this money saving heating tip is for you. Even if you do close the glass doors to the fireplace when finished, heated air can still get past the glass and go up the chimney. So, when … [Read more...]

EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

LED 9 Watt Bulb In Reading Lamp

In our last article within this series on LED light bulbs for the home, I discussed why LEDs are superior to CFL light bulbs. There were numerous reasons for my preference of LEDs vs CFLs or the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs which we detailed in the above referenced article. It is important, I think, to be reminded about the benefits of using any new technology. So, in summation, the reasons why I prefer using LED lighting in my home include: Lights in a home accounts for … [Read more...]

How To Buy Home Light Bulbs On Line

Do you fully understand all the different shapes, sizes, attributes of light bulbs? Or do you have an expert in the family who does? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then go over to the right side of this page and select a different home renovation, maintenance, electronics or energy conservation article within from the election of our article categories. If you do not, then you just might be interested in a gold mine of easy to understand … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Hardwood Flooring

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Kithen and Family Room Hardwood Floor

In the past two days we have written about, with pictures and videos, the Mint robotic appliance to clean your home's tile, hardwood and linoleum floors. You can access here our first article in this product review series describing the Mint floor cleaning appliance. Next, you can access this second article to see how well it cleaned in our tiled bathrooms and laundry room. Today we look at how this product performs first on hardwood floors and second on a floor with an opening to a … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Tests

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner In Narrow Bathroom

Yesterday we wrote about the Mint automatic floor cleaner and showed pictures of this home floor cleaning product for hardwood, tile and linoleum floors. Today we describe, with accompanying pictures and videos, some tests that we ran. Now, one test was that of a narrow shared four piece bathroom with a tile floor. Not understanding a lot about technology, I was curious if this robotic floor cleaning product needed bright light to work. In this bathroom while the CFL energy saving … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Box

A while ago we were asked if we wanted to receive for purposes of writing a product review the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner, which is one of the new robotic type of floor cleaners on the market. This household electronic product retails for around $250 in several on line and retail stores in the USA. It is used to dust and clean hardwood and tile and linoleum floors. Knowing that sometimes weekly dusting of the floors in our home doesn't get done, and that it would be cool to have our own … [Read more...]

How To Buy LED Light Bulbs for the Home Online

Ceiling Light With Non-Working CFL Light Bulbs

My 3 year old CFL light bulbs are starting to 'go'; by 'go', I mean they are starting to no longer work. Three and a half years ago when we we moved into our current house we undertook all kinds of home renovation projects as you have read about here on; this included replacing the current non-recessed and even some of the recessed ceiling light fixtures with CFL light bulbs (you know, the ones with the curly part inside). Well, one of the attributes of CFL lights is … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Use Camping Stove

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 44, Use Camping Stove On Top Of Wood Stove. The idea here, submitted by one of the visitors to our site,, is to use the heat from a wood stove to help cook food places in a camping stove. I don’t have a wood or camping stove myself, so it is not … [Read more...]

Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

Metal Floor Tile Edge

Last time in our continuing floor tiling home renovation project we saw much of the floor in the front foyer and laundry room covered with the large 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles. Today we see the remaining floor areas completed. First, notice the use of a metal edger against the two tiles by the stairway to the basement. It was decided that since the door handles inside the house, the faucets, shower heads, etc. were all either brushed nickel or chrome that we would go … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame Marching Band Performing Inside Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame Marching and Alumni Bands in Notre Dame Stadium

Following my recent visit to the campus of the University of Notre Dame to experience a football weekend of the Fighting Irish, I wrote two articles with lots of pictures and video clips on both the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band playing in front of the Main Administration (Golden Dome) building and the Notre Dame Marching Band playing on the steps of Bond Hall, both on the University campus. This article focuses on the University of Notre Dame Marching Band performing inside Notre Dame Stadium in … [Read more...]

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