Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #192 – BBQ Outside With Charcoal In The 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 192, BBQ Outside With Charcoal in the Summer, will allow you to keep the heat generated from cooking outside the home where it belongs in the summer so your air conditioner can work less. INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - Habit FINANCIAL PAYBACK - … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #429 – Inside – Collect Rain Water for Clothes Washing Machine

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 429, Collect Rain Water for Clothes Washing Machine. I had not thought of this before, but one of our site’s visitors said she did this. If it works for her, saving her money from lower water utility bills, why not? It might take a bit of effort, but it won’t cost you … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #178 – Raise Temperature In Summer While 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 178 , Raise Temperature in Summer While at Work, is meant to remind those of you who do not have a programmable thermostat to turn the temperature up before you leave the house in the summer. T hat way your air conditioner will not work as much when you are away, saving you … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #422 – Inside – Use Bucket in Tub to Catch Warm-up 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 422, Use Bucket in Bath Tub to Catch Warm-up Water. What is good enough for the shower is also sufficiently good for the sink. So, what is good for the shower and sink is certainly good for the bath tub, right? ;) Capturing clean water from any source which would other … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #420 – Inside – Use Bucket in Shower to Catch Warm-up 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 420, Use Bucket in Shower to Catch Warm-up Water. We tend to simply et the shower water run and go down the drain until it heats up. Who wants to stick their heat in cold shower water, especially first thing in the morning? :) Well, your plants would certainly like that … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #418 – Inside – Don’t Use Toilets As A Waste Basket

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 418, Don’t Use Toilets As Waste Basket. Absolutely, that is what waste baskets are for. Every time you flush the toilet just to get rid of something that could go in the waste basket you are literally flushing money (and a scarce resource) down the drain. This is true … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #415 – Inside – Check Basement Water Lines For 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 415, Check Water Lines or Pipes In Basement For Leaks. Not all leaking faucets drip water into the sink or tub; some will see that leaking water sneak its way down along the water line. If you have (which is why I am a big fan of) a drop ceiling in the basement, a … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning Cost Saving Tips

Since early last year we have been including a money saving tip each day focusing on different uses of energy or clean water in the home. Currently on alternating days we are providing you with a water saving tip for you to use. Since early March we have been providing  you with an electricity lowering tip also for you to use in your home house or apartment). Where did these money saving ideas come from? Well, from our free Home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide of … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #64 – Transfer Several Days Food From Freezer

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 64, Transfer Several Days of Food (from) Freezer to Fridge. Sure, the less often you have to open your freezer door the less of the very cold air will escape, causing the freezing unit to run less and therefore use less electricity. So, plan ahead and take out items from … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #406 – Inside – Turn Off Water When Shaving Legs In Shower

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 406, Turn of the Faucet While Shaving Legs In Shower. Ladies, this one was submitted to me by several people. Would this work for you? The same rationale as that used in tip #405. Save water, save hot water and a double money saving tip! INSTALL COST - Free INSTALL … [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...]

Home Water Savings Tip #399 – Inside – Turn Off Water While Brushing Teeth

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 399, Turn of the Faucet While Brushing Your Teeth. This simple water saving idea for the home was one of the most popular with those who entered our $200 Home Depot gift card giveaway this past winter. We now come to what I refer to as the turn off type of water saving … [Read more...]

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