Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #181 – Delay Using Heat Producing Appliances Until Evening

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 181 , Delay Using Heat Producing Appliances Until Evening.  This idea is very good from two perspectives. Why contribute to the heat inside your home when it is the hottest outside and your air conditioner is working its hardest? Second, many utilities have lower … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning Cost Saving Tips

Since early last year we have been including a money saving tip each day focusing on different uses of energy or clean water in the home. Currently on alternating days we are providing you with a water saving tip for you to use. Since early March we have been providing  you with an electricity lowering tip also for you to use in your home house or apartment). Where did these money saving ideas come from? Well, from our free Home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide of … [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...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #49 – Shut Off Main Breaker When Learning House

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 49, Shut Off Main Breaker When Leaving House . Very interesting idea. If you don’t mind manually resetting those electric clocks in the microwave, DVD player, etc. this will certainly eliminate absolutely any phantom electricity usage. Do be careful though. If you are … [Read more...]

Using LED Light Bulbs Is Saving Us Money

EcoSmart Par20 8 Watt LED Light Bulbs

A few days ago I wrote about the huge planned increase in electricity rates over the next several years where we live. Today, I wanted to review with you the impact that one of the tactics we are using to try and reduce our home's electric bill is having. The tactic: installing LED light bulbs. In early November last fall we received a large quantity of LED light bulbs from the Home Depot to try. We ordered enough A19 and PAR20 versions to replace about half of the CFL and incandescent … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Your Electric Bill

Have you looked at it lately? I mean your electric bill; have you taken even just two minutes to read it recently? What about all those annoying inserts that are included in the envelope with your electric bill? Me I usually throw them out. Yet, I read this one just before I read the accompanying monthly electric bill for my home. This insert had the catchy title of  'Electricity prices are changing.' This did not sound like good news. First, it had the following … [Read more...]

Using Low Wattage PAR 20 LED Light Bulbs In The Bathroom

Mini Recessed Ceiling Lighting by Bathroom Sink and Mirors

In our prior article within this series on using energy and money saving LED light bulbs in the home, we showed how we used 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs in recessed ceiling lights in our daughter's bathroom and bedroom. Today, I wanted to show two areas in the other en suite bathroom in our home where we used this very low wattage LED lighting. First, remember my strategy for using two of these 3.5 Watt LED Par 20 LED light bulbs in my daughter's bathroom ceiling? Well, I tried the … [Read more...]

EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

LED 9 Watt Bulb In Reading Lamp

In our last article within this series on LED light bulbs for the home, I discussed why LEDs are superior to CFL light bulbs. There were numerous reasons for my preference of LEDs vs CFLs or the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs which we detailed in the above referenced article. It is important, I think, to be reminded about the benefits of using any new technology. So, in summation, the reasons why I prefer using LED lighting in my home include: Lights in a home accounts for … [Read more...]

Electricity Rates Rising 16% – Electricity Savings Idea Needed

Euro and dollar symbol

Last night I heard on several news channels that electricity costs are jumping because electric rates charged by local utilities are going up a staggering 16 per cent in the next month or two. I read it again in this Toronto Star article. It must be real. So upon hearing this news I did two things. First, I submitted my microFIT solar roof top generation project application to the Ontario Power Authority. If you can't be 'em, join 'em. I have written a couple of articles so far (simply … [Read more...]

Energy and Water Conservation When It Is Nice Outside?

There are many ways which both reduce the amount of heating a home uses in the winter as well as reduce the amount of air conditioning a home uses in the summer. Many people tend to not be as focuses on saving all forms of energy in the summer, thinking it is just a winter thing. Yet, when it comes to electricity, it is the summer time that electric utilities jack up the rates in a two tiered electric rate pricing system such that total energy costs for a household cost more in the summer … [Read more...]

Reducing Home Electricity Use Contest Sponsored by EZ Snap Direct Exterior Window Shades

EZ Snap Solar Shades Installed

No sooner have we finished our spring home water conservation contest when it is time for another contest. With the high temperatures in the 80's and 90's starting early this year in many parts of North America, this contest is very timely to both increase awareness of the many different ways to reduce electric utility bills as well as offer a chance to win one of our favorite electricity reducing home products. If you have been a visitor to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com, with any type … [Read more...]

Optimum Placement of PowerCost Monitor Display Unit

Notre Dame Sourveniers in Home Office

Several days ago I wrote the first of now several articles about the PowerCost Monitor and whether it has helped us reduce our electricity consumption as we continually strive to maximize the energy savings we achieve in our home. It was in response to an email we received from Cathy, a visitor to DailyHomeRenoTips.com. Over the past few days I indicated that we already had the various devices (CFL light bulbs, power strips, ENERGY STAR appliances, etc.) and had already undertaken … [Read more...]

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