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 #313 – Heating – Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace

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 313, Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace. Fireplace dampers which do not completely close will let heated air inside the house literally go up the chimney. So, if you have a fireplace in your home that you do not use, and the damper when closed is not sealing in the warm air, … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #269 – Heating – Clean Baseboard Heaters and Air Vents

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 269, Clean Baseboard Heaters, Air Vents Periodically. This money saving heating tip is for every household. The more dirt and dust collected around baseboard heaters and air vents, the greater the effort it takes for the heated air to get past and heat the room. It … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #268 – Heating – Fireplace Damper

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 268, Close Fireplace Damper When Fireplace Not In Use.If your home has a fireplace, this money saving heating tip is for you. Even if you do close the glass doors to the fireplace when finished, heated air can still get past the glass and go up the chimney. So, when … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #259 – Heating – Turn Down Heat At Night

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 259, Turn Down Heat At Night. this is a money saving heating tip for every house or apartment. Simply get into the habit of turning the temperature down a few minutes before you go to bed. No need to be heating the house at the same temperature you use when people are home … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #258 – Heating – Close Fireplace Door When Done

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 258, Close Glass Door on Fireplace When Off. Does your house or apartment have a fireplace? If it does and if you use it then this money saving heating tip is for you. When the damper is open, the fireplace is nothing more than a big hole to the outside through which heat … [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 – 12

Fireplace Brick Air Leak

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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we wrote about how we were, and remain, strongly … [Read more...]

Additional Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

window with internal solar blind at dusk

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 We continue with our review of the many energy conservation 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. Today we begin our review of these suggestions … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 3

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 2, we continued to review the many money saving tips 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 in our review of the money … [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...]

Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 2

DAP Tex and DAP Kwik Foam

Yesterday I wrote about the air leaks we discovered around our cold cellar door during the blower test of our second home energy audit. Today I wanted to write about the solution I used. Now, as shown yesterday, we are not talking about a space that is 10 inches wide by 10 inches high. The amount of space around the door frame is around, by my calculations, about 15 square feet (36 inches wide at the top of the door + 72 inches high for one side of the door X 2 sides X 1 inch deep); … [Read more...]

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