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...]

SavingsGrid Energy and Water Savings May Giveaway

Yesterday we announced the launch of SavingsGrid.com, a spin-off from DailyHomeRenoTips.com. SavingsGrid.com will focus exclusively on providing the support, tools and information for everyone to be successful in your own efforts to achieve real energy and water savings in your own home be it a house, apartment, cottage or condo. Well, today start the month long giveaway at SavingsGrid.com. The entry form can be found here on the SavingsGrid Introduction page. You can enter as … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #174 – Use Basement Living Area 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 174 , Use Basement Living Area in Summer. A great idea for those who have basements. When I grew up my parent’s home did not have an air conditioner. So, I spent most of the time I was home in the basement playing games, etc. Additionally, I slept on a pull out cot at night. … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #173 – Turn Off Air Conditioner When At Work

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 173 , Turn Off A/C When Away On Vacation. This summer money savings idea is just like the previous lower  your air conditioning costs tip, except for a much longer duration. Why keep the house cool when no one is there? You could even consider, if you are worried … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #167 – Seasonally Adjust Light / Heavy Drapes

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 167, Seasonally Adjust Light / Heavy Drapes, is similar but different to tip #166. In this tip, if you have them, replace your heavy drapes or curtains used during the winter with ones that are not as thick or heavy. By doing this, you will allow more air to circulate … [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 #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...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #55 – Unbundle Wet Laundry Before Using The Dryer

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 55, Unbundle Wet Laundry Before Using The Dryer. When the clothes washer is finished, do you simply grab all of the clean yet wet clothes in one lump and throw that lump into the dryer as is? If you do, have you ever wondered why it takes so gosh darn long to dry … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #54 – Hand Wash Dishes (Not Dishwasher)

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 54, Hand Wash Dishes, Not The Dishwasher. Dishwashers certainly are convenient, aren't they? However, they are just another electric appliance which uses electricity, water and hot water. So, to reduce the amount of electricity you use and pay for, why not get into the … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #53 – Always Use Task Lighting

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 53, Use Task Lighting, Always. Why use ceiling recessed lighting if you only want light to read a book? Instead, use the table lamp (containing a CFL or better yet an LED energy saving light bulb, of course). Why have the recessed ceiling lights on in the kitchen when … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #52 – Keep Air Passages in ‘Fridge / Freezers Clear

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 52, Keep Air Passages in Refrigerators / Freezers Clear. How does cold air actually get into the fridge? Why, its by the small opening inside. So, place your stuff that is in the fridge (same for some freezers) away from that opening so the cold air can get easily … [Read more...]

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