Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #193 – Use Microwave Vs Stove 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 193, Use Microwave vs Stove in the Summer, is another good idea on how you can reduce the heat generated from cooking meals in the summer. Ovens and burners on stove tops all generate heat causing the air conditioner to work more. Consider planning your meals to allow … [Read more...]

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...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #179 – Turn Off Lights During Hottest Part of Day

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 179 , Turn Off Lights During Hottest Part of Day. this idea was suggested by one of our recent contest participants. Light bulbs generate heat, especially the non-energy saving bulbs. Why heat the house even more during the hottest part of the day when your air conditioner … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #176 – Use Less Lights

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 176 , Use Less Lights for Less Generated Heat. This air conditioning cost saving tip is really useful for those light bulbs in your home that are not CFL or energy saving. The ‘old fashioned’ incandescent type of light bulb can really generate a lot of heat. It is … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #341 – Heating – Basement Floor 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 341, Basement Floor Insulation. If you do not have a finished basement, or if you have a tiled basement floor, you should consider placing some type of carpet or rug on the floor. This will help keep the coolness of the unfinished or tiled basement floor in the ground and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #338 – Heating – Storm Doors

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 338,  Storm Doors on All Exterior Doors. Installing a storm door on the outside of exterior doors adds an air barrier against the exterior door to help insulate it during the winter and thus keep more of your home’s heated air inside. It also helps to reduce summer's air … [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 #319 – Heating – Repair Damaged Storm Windows and Doors

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 319, Repair Damaged Storm Doors / Windows. Earlier we had the suggestion to check to see if any of your storm doors or storm windows were damaged. Well, its one thing to see if they are damaged; it is something entirely different to fix them; fixing them takes action on … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #317 – Heating – Install Plastic Window Covering

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 317, Install Plastic Wrap Window Kit Inside Windows . These are pretty easy to install, do not cost too much and can help keep it feeling warmer inside the house. We use them on many of our very large windows in the basement of our home. Heck, we even use one over the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #316 – Heating – Seal Gaps in Outside Wall

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 316, Seal Pipes & Electrical Gaps on Outside Walls. After only a few years, caulking around pipes on the outside of the house can start to shrink, leaving gaps through with cold air can enter the home. It is always a good idea to check these annually, and if need be … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #308 – Heating – Electric Outlet Insulating Seals

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 308, Install Electric Outlet Insulating Seals. Both light switches and electrical outlets against exterior walls are full of air leaks, allowing heated air in the winter to escape. Seal them with cheap CSA approved insulation. It take just a minute or two to help … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #302 – Heating – Vent Block Cover

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 302, Vent Block Cover. Air leaks can occur inside the house itself. You can pick up a pair of these magnetic energy conservation products at your local hardware or building supplies retailer. Closing the vent in an unused room or in the basement will help reduce heated … [Read more...]

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