Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #202 – Inside Door Draft Stoppers

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 202 , Inside Door Draft Stoppers, are useful at the bottom of interior doors for rooms you do not use very much. Even with closing the door to rooms which are little used to stop cooled air from your air conditioner from entering, this cooled air can still go through the … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #196 – Weather Stripping on Cold Cellar 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 196, Weather Stripping (cold cellar door).Since your cold cellar has a direct opening to the outside, if the door frame for your cold cellar is non existent or cracked, it will allow just as much hot air inside as if it was your front door. Purchase and install weather … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #324 – Heating – Hang Thick Curtains in Entrance

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 324,  Hang Thick Curtains in Entryway. One of our site’s visitors last winter said that because of air leaks around their front door, they hank a thick curtain by the entrance to their home to keep the cold air out. Sure, they should fix the air leaks. However, perhaps … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #286 – Heating – Close Storm Doors 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 286, Close Storm Doors In Winter. If you have storm doors, then this money saving heating tip is for you. Storm doors are a great way of reducing the amount of outside air entering your home. However, they only provide you with an additional barrier to the outside if … [Read more...]

Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Border Needed

In the last floor tiling article, we looked at the laying of the triple glass tile border around the smaller 18 inch by 18 inch porcelain floor tile, as well as finishing the tile in the floor of both closets. In this article, we see the last of the floor tiles laid in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Now, as fortune and a little bit of planning would have it, once the full tiles were laid, starting from the hallway entrance from the kitchen, we were left with a gap of … [Read more...]

Caulking Bathroom Door Frame

Door Frame Without Caulking 1

When we purchased our current house more than 2 years ago, it underwent a massive renovation in every, yes every, room in the home ... and outside as well. Heck, that is what got us to start writing about home renovation tips, home maintenance tips and home energy conservation tips for more than two years now. As part of this major home renovation, we replaced all of the interior doors, including the one to the public or shared bathroom. However, the contractor did not complete the job, … [Read more...]

Replacement Front Door – Vendor Inspection

Yesterday I wrote about the results from my conversation with the manager of the home improvement building supplies store through whom our replacement front door was purchased and installed. So what transpired after this conversion and the subsequent appointment for the following Monday? You know what happened, right? Go ahead ... guess. What happened to us last year during the installation of of the initial replacement front door occurred again. No show ... no call ... … [Read more...]

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