Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #357 – Heating – ENERGY STAR Windows

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 357,  ENERGY STAR Windows. What is a window but simply a big hole in the wall? ENERGY STAR windows, like the replacement windows we had installed in our own home, provide greater savings by keeping more heat inside in the winter. They are more costly than non-ENERGY STAR … [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...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 11

Air Leakage Blower Test Covered Blower Fan In Place

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So, right on time, Bruce from the accredited ecoENERGY … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 10

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More than a year went by between the first and second, or … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 6

Energy Audit Report Page 1 Air Tightness

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The next recommendation in the Energy Efficiency Evaluation … [Read more...]

Long Term Home Energy & Water Conservation Tips – 4

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 Savings and Water Savings Guide, 2nd Edition. Today we complete our review of the home energy and water reduction ideas which are more strategic, more long term and which apply to all the different energy and water resources. We have grouped this collection of money saving tips for the home (and even for the office) in a category we call … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks – 5

Applying Sealant to Window Insert

Yesterday we wrote about the initial attempt to install the replacement ENERGY STAR replacement windows in our home (due to a broken seal resulting in an air leak within two of the windows). The attempt failed because the window inserts were not the correct size within the frame. A few weeks later Yarmer and his assistant returned with the correctly sized window inserts, for both the window in our bedroom as well as the large window in our family room. After about 20 minutes or so, they … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks 4

Several weeks ago we wrote three articles on the air leaks which had occurred in two of our ENERGY STAR rated replacement windows, even though they were merely one year old.Several weeks went by between the time we notified the sales representative of the company from whom we purchased the windows and when the installers arrived at our home. Why? The reason is simple. The manufacturer needed time to, well, manufacturer the replacement ENERGY STAR rated windows and we wanted to wait until … [Read more...]

Additional Home Heating Bill Savings and Conservation Tips – 4

Family Room ENERGY STAR Windows

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 Today, we complete our review of the many energy savings tips we have received for households to reduce the consumption of natural gas, home heating oil, electricity and other energy sources consumed in the generation of heat for homes in the winter. These suggestions are not cheap; in fact, they are the … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Progress After 30 Months? – 1

As a home owner in Canada concerned about my own finances and about the environment, I became interested in the Canadian Federal Government's ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program. In case you are now aware, this program, provides monetary incentives to Canadian home owners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through specific measures. It is further supported by Provincial governments with (generally) matching grants. We have participated ourselves, going through the initial … [Read more...]

Sealing Home Air Leaks To Reduce Home Heating Bills

Cansolair Solar Max 240 Installed

There are many energy saving ways to reduce home heating bills in the winter. Activities such as increasing attic insulation, sufficient wall insulation, basement wall insulation, high efficiency furnace, conversion to natural gas furnace (from, for example, home heating oil), solar air collectors, ENERGY STAR windows, and so on. The challenge is that each of these above tactics cost a lot of money. We are talking $1,000 and up ... even after most available government grants. And, … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Locks

ENERGY STAR Window Lock Handle

Yesterday we wrote about the overlapping screens for our ENERGY STAR rated windows. Today we write about the locks, or more specifically the locking mechanism. Now, I know, I know ... another boring topic .... unless you happen to be in the market for replacement windows and are trying to gather information from an independent source (like DailyHomeRenoTips.com ;) ) before you commit several thousands of dollars replacing your own home's windows. Now, in some of the windows from our … [Read more...]

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