Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #190 – Air Filter Replacement Frequency

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 190, Air Filter Replacement Frequency. This idea to reduce your air conditioning expenses is meant to remind us not to forget to ensure we have a clean air filter in your furnace. Don’t make your air conditioner work harder than it has to because of a dirty air filter in … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #396 – Inside – View Water Meter For Water 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 396,View Water Meter for Water Leaks. A great tip, one that I never thought of. Yet, the person who gave us this tip said they know if there are water leaks, even those not readily visible, in their home if there is no water usage (shower, faucet, etc.) going on inside … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #360 – Heating – Radiant Floor Heating

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 360,  Solar Radiant Floor Heating. This type of home heating not only sees the use of radiant floor (vs force air) heating, which has its own advantages, but of using the sun’s UV rays to help provide some of that heat to the home. Radiant floor heating does not dry the … [Read more...]

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 #351 – Heating – Increase Humidity Level

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 351,  Increase Humidity Levels in Home. Winter’s air is typically less humid than in the summer. Those with forced air central heaters see the air inside the home become even more dry. Remember to increase the humidity levels in your home during the winter months. This … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #337 – Heating – Insulated Heating Ducts

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 337, Insulate Heating Ducts. There is a product which you can use to insulate the duct work in your home. It is simply an insulating blanket which wraps around your ducts. While pricey, its purpose is to keep the air heated by the furnace ( or solar air heater ) hot until … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #336 – Heating – Ceiling Fan 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 336,  Use Ceiling / While House Fan. While commonly thought of only for making it feel cooler during the summer, a ceiling fan, when rotating in the opposite direction during the winter can help to more air around without  causing the air to blow down on the house’s … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #328 – Heating – Insulate Attic Pull-Down Stairs

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 328, Attic Pull Down Stairs Insulation. For those homes with a pull down stairs type of access to the attic, don’t forget to insulate the top of the pull down stairs. This area is just like the rest of the floor of our attic; if it is not insulated, then hot air will … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #325 – Heating – Vent Reflectors

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 325,  Use Heat-Resistant Vent Reflectors. Heating vent reflectors have been around for years and years. Their function, in case you don’t remember, is to direct the hot air from the heating vents away from walls, furniture, window coverings and out into the living area of … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #322 – Heating – Annual Furnace Tune-Up

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 322, Annual Furnace Tune-up. Have you had your annual furnace tune up, or maintenance yet? An inefficient furnace of course will consume more natural gas or home heating oil causing you money through higher heating bills in the winter. As well, having your furnace checked … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #301 – Heating – Seal Heating Duct Gaps

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 301,  Duct Tape Heating Duct Gaps. Air leaks can occur inside the house itself. Gaps in the duct work of homes with forced air furnaces means that the air heated by your furnace is escaping between the floors and walls of your home when it should be ending up through the … [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...]

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