Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #186 – Close Basement Vents

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 186, Close Basement Vents. This can be very useful for you. Why leave basement vents open in the summer to cool the basement when it is already sufficiently cool down there? Close the air vents so that the conditioned air from your A/C goes to where it is needed, on … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #185 – Check Window Frames For Air Leaks

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 185, Check Window Frames for Air Leaks.,Window frames is just one of the areas of a home which can have cracks and spaces to leak in hot air during the summer. Simply run your fingers along each window frame every so often when it is hot outside. If you feel hot air … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #184 – Check Along Exterior Walls For Air Leaks

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 184, Check Along Exterior Walls for Air Leaks. In case you have areas which are leaking your air condition created cool air outside and letting the hot outside air in, causing your air conditioner to work harder and longer than it should to cost you more money than it … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #182 – Thermostat Temperature Setting Increase 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 182 , Thermostat Temperature Setting Increase In Summer. This is a simple reminder to adjust your thermostat setting seasonally.....up in the summer and down in the winter. Otherwise, your air conditioner will be trying to keep your home at the same low temperature you … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #180 – Turn Off Air Conditioner When Out On Errands

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 180 , Turn Off Air Conditioner When Out On Errands. This electricity saving tip was submitted by another recent contestant to suggest that you do not need the air conditioner running when you are not at home … even for a little while. Do be careful of any pets needing … [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 Electricity Use Tip #65 – Outdoor Christmas Lights Only At Night

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 65, Christmas Lights at Night Only, especially the outside Christmas lights. Who can really see them any better when they are on during the day, regardless if you have LED type of Christmas lights? In the winter, only put on your outdoor Christmas lights at night. Better, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #64 – Transfer Several Days Food From Freezer

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 64, Transfer Several Days of Food (from) Freezer to Fridge. Sure, the less often you have to open your freezer door the less of the very cold air will escape, causing the freezing unit to run less and therefore use less electricity. So, plan ahead and take out items from … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #63 – Turn Off Appliances and Computer When Leaving Room

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 63, Turn Off Appliances / Computer (when) Leaving Room. Again, a no brainer. If you are finished with the appliance / computer for a while, why leave it on to consume electricity and increase the size of your electric utility bill? Save your money; get in electricity … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #62 – Turn Off Fans When Not In Room

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 62, Turn Off Fans When Not In Room. Fans make it feel cooler; however, they do not actually reduce the real temperature. So, if you use fans (and why not?) in your home turn them off when you leave the room as they are providing no benefit yet are consuming electricity. … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #61 – Don’t Leave Computer On All Day

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 61, Don’t Leave Computer On All Day. I’m as guilty as anyone for doing this. I like to see if anyone  has visited our site or left a comment. I should do better. It is a very easy and simple electricity lowering and money saving habit to get into, don't you … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #60 – Use Front Door More vs Garage Door

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 60, Use Front Door More vs Garage Door. Contributed by a recent visitor to our site, this is a great idea for those who have an entrance from their garage to the house. Remember, whose with an automatic garage door opener will use electricity to open and close that garage … [Read more...]

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