Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #302 – Heating – Vent Block Cover

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 302, Vent Block Cover. Air leaks can occur inside the house itself. You can pick up a pair of these magnetic energy conservation products at your local hardware or building supplies retailer. Closing the vent in an unused room or in the basement will help reduce heated … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #296 – Heating – Programmable Thermostat

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 296, Install A Programmable Thermostat. If you have a manual thermostat in your home then this money saving heating tip, which is also a money saving cooling tip for the summer, is for you. Don’t leave it up to chance, or your memory, or the memory of  others in your … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter – 3

Programmable Thermostat

The past two days has seen us review the inventory of the different energy conservation products and devices we use in our home during the winter to maximize our energy savings. Today, we complete the listing. Which ones do you use in your own home? Which ones do you use in your own home which we do not? 30. Programmable Thermostat 31. Real Time Electricity Consumption Reader (PowerCost Monitor) 32. Solar Air Heater 33. Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter 2

The Internet

Yesterday we started to take inventory of all the different energy savings products and devices used in our home this past winter. In that article we reviewed the first 14 energy conservation items. Today we continue with our collection. As you review what we use, think whether you also use them in your own home. If you do, are you using them as much as you could to maximize your energy savings? If you are not, why not? And now, we continue with our list and pictures of energy … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter – 1

Child Proof Elecrical Outlet Plugs

With today, March 27, 2010 being Earth Hour, I thought it appropriate to step back and look at all of the different materials and devices we use in our own home to reduce our energy consumption during the winter; an inventory, if you will. This could be something which reduces the amount of heat we need created by our natural gas furnace. It could also be something which helps us reduce the amount of electricity we use (a benefit throughout the year). There are a lot of different materials … [Read more...]

Some Ideas on Improving the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit Program

On Monday of this week, I was approached by a reporter for CBC's The National news program to discuss different aspects of Canada's ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program. Reporter Ron Charles was interested in possible ways the ecoENERGY program could be improved in advance of the Federal Government's Budget, both from my own experience as a Canadian home owner who had participated in the program as well as the experiences from visitors to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com. So I invited … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 2

Furnace Duct Line Close-up

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 1, we began to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you just a little to do. Yes, these are both money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we continue where we left off in our review of the money saving, energy … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Four days ago, in Part 1, we began to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Yes, these are both free money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we begin our review of the money saving, energy conservation, … [Read more...]

Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 3

Cold Cellar Air Leaks Sealed With DAP Tex

Yesterday, I wrote about the product I chose to seal the air leaks around the cold cellar door frame in our basement, the DAP Tex product. The application when pretty well. As you will recognize from my other projects, I am not the neatest when it comes to applying certain energy conservation products. However, hidden away in the basement behind a door means that I don't have to worry about appearance; my focus is reducing my winter heating costs by reducing air leaks to stop the cold air … [Read more...]

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