Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #187 – Cover Basement Vents In 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 187, Cover Basement Vents In Summer. Using the damper inside the duct further ensures that none of the A/C air is wasted going to the basement. Keep the conditioned air above ground where it can be useful. There are also magnetic vent covers which cost about $6 for a … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #313 – Heating – Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace

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 313, Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace. Fireplace dampers which do not completely close will let heated air inside the house literally go up the chimney. So, if you have a fireplace in your home that you do not use, and the damper when closed is not sealing in the warm air, … [Read more...]

Flow Through Home Humidifier & Humidity Issues In House-2

Flow Through Humidifier and Spray Bottle

Yesterday, we wrote about insufficient humidity levels in our home and winter had just begun. The first thing we checked was to see if the water was flowing into and out of the flow through humidifier. It was not. I found the on / off valve and turned the water on. I still have no idea who or how that valve had been turned off. Next, I then checked that the damper from the flow through humidifier into the furnace was set at the winter setting so humidified air would actually go into the … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 3

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, in Part 2, we continued to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you just a little to do. Yes, these are both money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we continue where we left off in our review of the money … [Read more...]

No Cost Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 2

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Savings Guide, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 1, we began to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Yes, these are both free money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we continue where we left off at suggestion number 256 from our … [Read more...]

No Cost Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

Open Window Needing Closed

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Today, we would like to continue our review of the more than 500 home energy (electricity, heating, cooling, water heating, etc.) and clean water conservation ideas contained in our Energy Savings Guide by beginning to review the many suggestions for saving on your home's heating bill this winter which … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation, Home Heating and Fireplace Air Leaks – 1

During our second home energy audit this past spring, the blower test proved to me that we had significant air leakage around the outside of our family room fireplace, as well as the one within the billiard room of our basement.Typically when one thinks of fireplaces and heat escape in the winter, one thinks about an unsealed damper within the fireplace itself. For both our fireplaces I could feel the air rushing into the house from around the edges of the fireplace border. Today we will … [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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