Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Earth 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 7, Participate in Earth Day. What is better than turning off the lights for one hour once a year? What about participating in an entire day of energy conservation and reduction activities? Again, focusing on energy conservation for an entire day will reduce the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Participate in Earth Hour

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 6, Participate in Earth Hour. Relatively new, we have started to hear and be asked to turn off all the lights in our home for one hour in the evening once per year. What a great way to reinforce to our children this concept and their parent’s support for energy … [Read more...]

On The Road To South Bend and Notre Dame

Irish Guard and Touchdown Jesus

If you are reading article on its publication date, I should be on the road travelling to South Bend, Indiana to spend a week in and around the University of Notre Dame. It is a 7 to 8 hour drive from where I live east of South Bend, so I am told. As I have wrote previously, I have been a fan as long as I can remember. So, this vacation week sees me visiting for the first time ever the campus of the Fighting Irish, doing all the touristy things, and generally just trying to soak it all in. … [Read more...]

New Comment Area Added to DailyHomeRenoTips.com Articles

We have to give thanks to two long time readers of DailyHomeRenoTips.com for helping to (hopefully) enhance the area where you, yes you ;) , can leave a comment to an article. First, thanks to long time reader and comment contributor Vasile. He asked if I could increase the size of the Comments field at the bottom of our articles. Second, thanks to Sue for teaching me how to do this. Sue runs a very interesting web site of her own, Lighthouse News. It is a very nice site about anything … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation and Safety

A few weeks ago we received a very nice email from a new visitor to DailyHomeRenoTips.com. Let's call him Larry (he's a little shy .... but, shy can be good :)  ). Larry wrote me  to suggest that we (all of us, not just he and I) should remember to include appropriate safety considerations in our daily activities, including of course our energy conservation activities. Good call, Larry. Specifically, Larry pointed out the following items currently on our Un-Official Guide to Home … [Read more...]

Home Depot & Energy Conservation

We have written before about our ever growing list of energy conservation tips, now over 100, for the home owner. Many are from our own experiences while others we have learned from other sources. Recently we came across an energy conservation contest from Homedepot.com that sounds intriguing. Home Depot is having this contest to promote home energy conservation. You can make your home home video on really any type of home energy issue such as insulation, water conservation, etc. … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation in The Home – Frequency, Potential Payback and Energy Consumed

In the previous Energy Conservation in the Home articles we reviewed the Daily Home Renovation Tips' energy conservation tips first from the viewpoint of where to start and second from the complexity and cost to implement. Today, we review the same list for a third time; this time from there again different perspectives: Frequency - how often must the energy conservation tip be exercised Potential Payback - the degree to which the energy conservation tip will result in significant … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation In The Home – Installation Complexity and Cost

Yesterday we introduced the Daily Home Renovation Tips energy conservation tips listing. Today we would like to look at the same listing, but from the viewpoint of Installation Complexity and Installation Cost. Yes, cost matters. If it did not, we would all have solar PV panels on our roofs, right? What also matters is how much can we do ourselves? Sure, that depends on our own level of experience and expertise. However, does it really take a rocket scientist to turn off the power bar … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation In The Home – Where To Start?

It's hard to swat a fly these days without hearing on the radio or the television or the Internet about how we should be doing our part to conserve energy. But, where to start? How does one know what to do first? What about how much different energy conservation products cost? What about the biggest bang for the buck? If solar panels were so great to produce electricity, wouldn't everyone have them by now? OK, take a deep breath. :-) Help is on the way. You have likely noticed that … [Read more...]

1. Energy Conservation Links – Grist 2. Temperature Forecast For Summer 2008

First, let's talk about Grist. Grist is a hard-edged web site on environmental consciousness, sustainable living and energy conservation. They take a hard edge ‘tell it like it is' approach which can be refreshing.There are a wide variety of topics on this site from agriculture, business, celebrity, food, legislation, politics and more. This site is not as home energy conservation focused as other energy conservation sites in our blog roll. However, the articles are well written and … [Read more...]

Bathroom Fan Timers – Part 4 – Appearance

Bathroom Fan Timer Switch

Yesterday in Part 3 we told you of our decision not to use the more fancy electric timer in our bathrooms to automatically turn off the bathroom fan. Our decision was one of price and energy consumption. We decided to go with a more 'old fashioned' type of spring based timer which would not consume electricity itself. Today we would like to show you how this device looks in different wall switch settings in our home. I have to be honest with you. I initially had reservations. My memories … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit Program – 1st Anniversary Progress

April 1, 2008 marked the first anniversary of the ecoENERGY Retrofit program, administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency within Natural Resources Canada. This program provides financial incentives to help motivate Canadian home owners (and owners of non-residential buildings in Canada) to reduce their consumption of non-renewable resources in their homes through a variety of simple to complex home renovation activities. So, how is the program progressing? Are Canadian home owners … [Read more...]

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