Home Water Savings Tip #416 – Inside – Wash Fruits / Veggies in Pan Of Water

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 416, Wash Fruits / Veggies in Pan of Water vs Running Tap. Great idea. If you start using this suggestion, what will you do with the water left in the pan after you have finished the rinsing? Why, water the indoor plants or even the outdoor plants, of course! A good … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #58 – Unplug Home Office Equipment When Not in Use

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 58, Unplug Home Office Electrical Equipment When Not In Use. Well, let's see. Do you need that FAX machine on all the time when you are working in your home office? What about your computer? What about the table lamp over your desk; does it need to be all the … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #56 – Indoor Clothes Drying Area 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 56, Indoor Clothes Drying Area in Winter. Just because of snow on the ground in the winter or rain falling down outside in the spring, summer or fall, does not mean you have no choice but to use an energy consuming (electricity or natural gas) clothes dryer to dry your clean, … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #362 – Heating – Skylights

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 362,  Install Skylight for Sun’s Heat in Winter. Personally, I am not a fan of skylights for a variety of reasons. However, if you have one professionally and properly installed, it can add not only light into dark areas of your home but through the sun’s UV rays add heat … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tips #361 – Heating – Position New Home

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 361,  Position New Home’s Common Areas South. If you have the ability to design your new home, and are in the northern climate where home heating costs in the winter are higher than home cooling costs in the summer, consider planning for the common areas (kitchen, family … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #352 – Heating – Vent Electric Dryer Inside

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 352,  Vent Electric Dryer Inside. Some households have adjusted the vent from their electric dryers such that the air vents inside the home rather than outside. You have to be careful with this. At least in theory, the heated air from the dryer is used to help heat the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #334 – Heating – Drink Some Wine

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 334, Drink Some Wine. OK, OK, so the wine (or other beverage with alcohol) might make you feel warmer. However, there are limits. While this is not something we do, it was suggested (perhaps tongue in cheek) by a previous participant in one of our energy conservation … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #332 – Heating – Place Blankets on Furniture

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 332,  Throw Blankets on All Furniture. What an excellent idea. Recently the ‘snuggy’ is all the rage in keeping one warm inside the home during the winter. A snuggy is nothing more than a throw blanket, really. Either way, keep one on all chairs and love seats and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #329 – Heating – Line Mattress With Sleeping Bag

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 329,  Line Mattress with Thermal Sleeping Bag. One of our site’s visitors made this suggestion as a way they use to keep warmer when in bed at night which allows them to set the temperature on their home’s thermostat lower at night to reduce their winter heating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #321 – Heating – Keep Windows Clean 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 321, Wash Windows to Maximize Sun in Winter. Sure, keep your interior window coverings (drapes, blinds, etc.) open during the day in the winter to let the sun enter the home and help heat the inside. However, more of the sun’s UV rays which will heat the inside air when … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #320 – Heating – Use Hot Water Bottles

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 320, Use Hot Water Bottles to Warm Feet in Winter. One of our visitors last winter uses this tip in their attempt to keep the temperature in their home low to save money on reduced heating bills in the winter. Will this work for you? INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #300 – Heating – Attic Opening 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 300, Attic Opening Insulation. Every home has an opening of some type to its attic. Therefore, this money saving heating tip is for everyone. Not only does a home need to have sufficient insulation on the attic flooring (i.e. on top of the ceiling of the highest floor in … [Read more...]

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