Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #197 – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 197, Exterior Door Sweeps. Just as, possibly more, useful as weather stripping for exterior doors to keep the hot air out and the cooled air inside are door sweeps. Typically the opening at the bottom of doors is wider than at the sides, allowing more hot air to come … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #299 – Heating – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 299, Exterior Door Sweeps. Here's a money saving heating tip for every home and apartment. The bottom of doors leading to the outside, including the cold cellar, is a common area of air leaks. Air leaks cost you money in the winter by letting in cold air causing your … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter – 1

Child Proof Elecrical Outlet Plugs

With today, March 27, 2010 being Earth Hour, I thought it appropriate to step back and look at all of the different materials and devices we use in our own home to reduce our energy consumption during the winter; an inventory, if you will. This could be something which reduces the amount of heat we need created by our natural gas furnace. It could also be something which helps us reduce the amount of electricity we use (a benefit throughout the year). There are a lot of different materials … [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...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

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 Four days ago, 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 begin our review of the money saving, energy conservation, … [Read more...]

Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 1

Cold Cellar Door

The past few weeks has seen us attempt to seal air leaks in our home which were uncovered during the recent home energy audit. This included: Sealing air leaks around the outside of the fireplace Sealing air leaks around the outside of the house Today we take a look at a very common place for air leaks in the basement of homes, specifically around the door between the cold cellar and the rest of the basement. In the past I had thought that having a door sweep at the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Cooling Tips – 1

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 last 12 of our 20+ home cooling energy conservation tips which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Today we review the first 10 of 30 different ideas to keeping a home cooler in the summer which will cost you a little yet save you a lot. Number 185, Air Filter … [Read more...]

Replace Worn Door Sweep

Broken Door Sweep

Last week we wrote an article on different ways one could reduce heating (in the winter) and cooling (in the summer) utility bills through low cost energy conservation tips. Within that article was the suggestion to install door sweeps at the bottom of exterior doors. What if the door sweep becomes worn or broken? Well, replace it. In our case the door sweep I had installed just last year on the bottom of the cold cellar door had already broken. So, it was not really keeping out … [Read more...]

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