Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #197 – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 197, Exterior Door Sweeps. Just as, possibly more, useful as weather stripping for exterior doors to keep the hot air out and the cooled air inside are door sweeps. Typically the opening at the bottom of doors is wider than at the sides, allowing more hot air to come … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #184 – Check Along Exterior Walls 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 184, Check Along Exterior Walls for Air Leaks. In case you have areas which are leaking your air condition created cool air outside and letting the hot outside air in, causing your air conditioner to work harder and longer than it should to cost you more money than it … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #347 – Heating – Cover Stained Glass 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 347,  Cover Stained Glass Windows With Plexiglass. This one was given to us by a contestant in a past energy conservation contest we ran. The intent is to cover a stained glass window, if you have one in your home, with something to help keep the heat inside as most … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #344 – Heating – Properly Insulated Basement Headers

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 344,  Ensure Basement Wall Headers are Insulated.  Exterior basement wall headers are a common area of air leakage in homes. So, simply use an expandable insulating foam to seal any are leaks in this area. One way to tell if there are air leaks here is if you find that … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #316 – Heating – Seal Gaps in Outside Wall

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 316, Seal Pipes & Electrical Gaps on Outside Walls. After only a few years, caulking around pipes on the outside of the house can start to shrink, leaving gaps through with cold air can enter the home. It is always a good idea to check these annually, and if need be … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #299 – Heating – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 299, Exterior Door Sweeps. Here's a money saving heating tip for every home and apartment. The bottom of doors leading to the outside, including the cold cellar, is a common area of air leaks. Air leaks cost you money in the winter by letting in cold air causing your … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #297 – Heating – Weather Stripping on Exterior Doors

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 297, Weather Stripping On Exterior Doors. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your exterior doors are actually working to keep out the cold air in the winter (and the hot air in the summer). There should … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #279 – Heating – Check for Window Frame 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 279, Check Along Window Frames For Air Leaks. The idea here is simple, just like the prior money savings heating tips which have come before. On a cold day, simply run your bare hand along any and every window frame in your home. If you feel cool air entering your home … [Read more...]

EZ Snap Exterior Window (Solar) Shades – White Anchors Installed

EZ Snap Adhesive Anchors

Yesterday,  I removed the exterior window screens from EZ Snap Direct from one of our south facing windows. This was done because I wanted to see what the white adhesive anchors looked like on our white window frame, especially after the solar screen was placed back on the window frame. So, what do these white adhesive anchors look like? Well, as you can see from the above picture, they are the same shape and size as the black anchors available from EZ Snap. Also, in the top … [Read more...]

EZ Snap Exterior Window (Solar) Shades – White Anchors

EZ Snap Blank Anchors

OK, y'all likely remember how much I like the exterior window screens we use from EZ Snap Direct on our south facing windows to maximize our energy savings in the summer from reduced electricity bills from our air conditioner not running excessively. Remember, these are the ones which reduced the temperature reading on our digit gauge  by 15 degrees F. after we first installed them. And, since last summer was mostly rain and cool, I fully expect this summer to be lots of sun and lots of … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 4

Replacement Replacement Front Door 006

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 3, we continued to review the many money saving tips for saving 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 to complete our review of the … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Contest Winners

Our home energy conservation contest wrapped up over the weekend with all three randomly selected winners confirming that they indeed met our contestant eligibility requirements. It is interesting that most of our past contest winners have been located in the United States whereas all three of our contest winners this time reside in Canada; random is random I guess. If you recall, to enter contestants had to correctly identify the conservation tip number 306 from our Un-Official Guide to … [Read more...]

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