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 #170 – Close Doors To Unused Rooms

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 170 , Close Doors in Unused Rooms. This air conditioning tip will help to shorten the amount of time the air conditioner unit is on. Why have the A/C work to cool the temperature in a room that is not being used? Close the door to this room so the cooled air only cools … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #168 – Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running

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 168, Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running. This is a good reminder of how not to waste energy through unnecessary air conditioning costs. Why keep your front or back door open to leak all that outdoor hot air inside when the air conditioner is trying to … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #358 – Heating – ENERGY STAR 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 358,  ENERGY STAR Doors. What is a door but simply a big hole in the wall? ENERGY STAR doors provide greater savings by keeping more heat inside in the winter. They are more costly than non-ENERGY STAR rated doors, but in the long term they will save you money and reduce … [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...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #298 – Heating – Cold Cellar Weather Stripping

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 298, Weather Stripping On Cold Cellar Doors. If your home has a cold cellar, this money saving heating tip is certainly for you. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your cold cellar door is actually … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #293 – Heating – Door Socks

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 293, Use Door Socks. We have used these in the past at the foot of doors to infrequently used rooms to keep the cool air in such rooms away from the rest of the house. They are not expensive at all and will help reduce your winter heating bill. Reducing my winter heating … [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...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #284 – Heating – Check For Drafts Under Exterior 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 284, Check For Drafts Under Doors. This money saving heating tip is for absolutely everyone. It’s one thing to ensure that the front and back doors are closed to the outside. However, if they are letting cold air in at the bottom of the door, you are still loosing … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #256 – Heating – Wear Layered Clothing

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 256, Wear Layered Clothing In Winter. This one is a money saving heating tip for you...yes you. Naturally, one no longer goes simply wears only a T-shirt in the winter. If you do then you are either constantly catching cold and flu, or you are keeping your home way, … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #255 – Heating – Close Door In Unused Rooms

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 255, Close Doors In Unused Rooms. If your home or apartment has more than one room, then this money saving heating tip is for you. Why waste heated air by having it go into a room that is not being used? Why are you paying to heat a room that is not being used for … [Read more...]

Finishing The Baseboard Trim

Cracked Baseboard Paint

We showed the finished and cleaned over-sized floor tiles in our previous article within this floor tile home renovation project series. Today, we need to return to deal with the baseboard trim. The one part which the contractors were not willing to do was to paint the baseboard trim once they installed the new floor tile. We had two options, either have them: Install quarter round trim against the existing wood baseboard trim once the new floor tile had been laid and … [Read more...]

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