Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #359 – Heating – High Efficiency Furnace

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 359,  High Efficiency Furnace. Yes, they are more expensive than non-high efficiency furnaces. However, they are designed to generate more heat from consuming the same amount of, in our home’s case, natural gas. This allows high efficiency furnaces to run less often and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #353 – Heating – Sufficient Attic Insulation

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 353, Attic Insulation. It is simple really. Hot air rises. So, make sure you have more than sufficient insulation in your attic to keep the heated air inside your home and not let it go up through your attic and out through the openings in your roof. In Canada, with the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #327 – Heating – InfraRed Temperature Reader

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 327,  Infra-Red Temperature Reader. These cost around $100 but can be found on sale every now and again for around $50 as we did last year. This is a good device for use during the winter to locate areas of the outside wall that are colder than others. This of course is … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #283 – Heating – Close Window A/C Air Vent In Winter

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 283, Close Fresh Air Vent in Window Air Conditioning Unit. If you use a window air conditioner then this is a money saving winter heating tip for you. If you must leave your window air conditioning unit in the window all winter, at least remember to close the fresh air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #275 – Heating – Lower Thermostat In Winter

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 275, Thermostat Temperature Setting Decrease In Winter. This money saving heating tip is so simple. In the summer you keep the temperature setting on your thermostat relatively high during the day to use less air conditioning and save you money from reduced electric utility … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Double Recipe and Freeze Balance

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 41, Double Recipe and Freeze Balance for Later.  When I make my world famous home made tomato and meat sauce, I always make sufficient for two or three meals, freezing the excess for another time. Cooking more than just for one meal does use more energy than cooking just … [Read more...]

microFIT vs RRSP – Is There Not One Definitive Answer?

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No. Well, you asked. :) The past few articles in this microFIT vs RRSP series compared the financial results of investing the cost of our microFIT quote in a microFIT roof mount solar PV installation vs simply investing that money in an RRSP. Andrew from Solsmart was very helpful in validating my earlier analysis and offering other perspectives. And no, we have not signed a contract with anyone. From the previous articles, here are the relevant summarized financial information at the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Use Microwave Vs Stove

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 37, Use Microwave Vs Stove. One of our site’s visitors said she used this approach vs the kettle to save energy and, I would think, time as a microwave should be able to bring water to a boil faster than an electric kettle or one placed on top of the stove. INSTALL COST … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Minimize Oven Preheating

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 23, Minimize Oven Preheating. Sure, some food cooked in the oven like a souffle should not go in until the oven had reached the precise temperature. But seriously; french fries? Casseroles? Roasts? Pies? Think about it. Why not put some food cooked in the oven as soon as … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Spend More Time Outside

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 16, Spend More Time Outside. The more time you spend outside your home, the more time you spend in a building that someone else is heating (in the winter) or cooling (in the summer). If it is a mall or movie theatre, there is no increase in overall energy consumption … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Use Less

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 12, Use Less. Really, it is that simple. If you use a gas or electric lawn mower, wait one more day each time before mowing the lawn. By the end of the lawn mowing season you would have mowed your lawn once, twice, three or perhaps four times less to save you money … [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...]

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