Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #172 – Turn Off Air Conditioner When At Work

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 172 , Turn Off A/C When Away At Work, is an excellent tip that will save you lots and lots of money through reduced electrical utility bills. Why have the air conditioner work when you are not there? Especially if you are away for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 hours or more at a time … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #171 – Close Vents 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 171 , Close Vents in Unused Rooms. This will stop the cooled air from the central air conditioner from cooling a room you don’t use and push it to cool only those rooms that you are currently using. This will help cause the A/C to run less and thus save you money on … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #58 – Unplug Home Office Equipment When Not in Use

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 58, Unplug Home Office Electrical Equipment When Not In Use. Well, let's see. Do you need that FAX machine on all the time when you are working in your home office? What about your computer? What about the table lamp over your desk; does it need to be all the … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #57 – Unplug Home Office Electrical Equipment At Night and Weekends

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 57, Unplug Home Office Electrical Equipment At Night and Weekends. You don’t have to work at home in order to have a home computer, printer, etc. for personal use; it is still a home office. And, remember to unplug, not just turn off, this equipment to eliminate phantom … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #305 – Heating – Electric Panel Door 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 305, Weather Stripping (electric panel doors).  We have a unique situation where the prior owners encased the electrical panel in the basement. Unfortunately, they did not do anything to stop the cold air from entering the house in that area. You could feel the cold … [Read more...]

Towel Warmer Review – WarmlyYours Elements Towel Warmer Usage Review

Electric Towel Warmer

Two days ago we reviewed our installation of the Elements electric towel warmer we received free from the very nice people at WarmlyYours. I recommended you use the above link to review our installation experience when you have need. Today, we complete our review of the Elements electric towel warmer product which can quickly turn your bathroom into a luxurious bathroom. For us, the need is more basic. One of our family members has special challenges and is always freezing for numerous … [Read more...]

Home Solar Power Installation – Online Estimate

Our Power Solar Site Potential

Last week we began a new home renovation product. I am referring to our new home solar panel project which for us would be under the Ontario microFIT program. If there is going to be significant enough impact to reduce the need for coal and uranium and even natural gas power plants, mass saturation of the residential market needs to occur for solar and wind energy. Remember, I do not pretend to understand these things. I have no electrical training at all. So, I think I'm like the … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 2

Rear Solaris Grass Catcher

Editor’s Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in 2011, 3 years later? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++ Yesterday, in Part 1, we began our review of the Solaris battery operated self-propelled lawn mower with the optional solar charging station. Today we continue to look at its features. The 2009 Solaris comes delivered ready to mulch the grass. … [Read more...]

Label The Electric Panel Switches, Will Ya?

Today's tip is one of my pet peeves of contractors; more particularly, electricians. Label the gosh darn on-off switches that are in the main electrical panel, will ya! You know, those things called circuit breakers. :) There is nothing more frustrating when one needs to turn the power off for a certain electrical outlet / light switch. You know what is going to happen, right? The light switch you need to turn off the power will be the one that is the furthest away from the electrical … [Read more...]

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