Effective Ways To Lower Home Heating Bills

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Effective ways to lower your home heating bills this winter are not elusive or only for the rich. With credit card bills from the holidays now taking up all of your money, one way to help pay these bills is to find money from other sources. Taking action to lower your utility bills, especially your heating bills in the winter, is like finding new money. Yet, not all actions which reduce the amount of heat you use in your home during the winter cost the same or have the same … [Read more...]

Easy Ways To Lower Home Heating Costs

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If you are the person paying your home's heating bills, you are likely looking for ways to lower or reduce your home heating costs. Fear not, you are not alone; we are here to help. What constantly surprises me is how many people forget that there are so many easy ways to save money by reducing the cost of heating a home, What follows are just 10 of the easy ways we have collected to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home this and every winter regardless of whether you … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #195 – Weather Stripping on Exterior 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 195, Weather Stripping (exterior doors).  Make sure your weather stripping on your front, side and rear home doors are functioning as they should, i.e. no cracks or leaks to allow hot air inside during the summer causing your a/c to work harder than it should have to … [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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #314 – Heating – Repair Broken Storm or Screen 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 314, Ensure Storm / Screen Doors Work. If you have storm doors or screen doors and they don’t help keep out the cold air in the winter because they are broken in some way, then fix them or get someone to fix them. Its that simple. A quick fix can keep out the cold air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #306 – Heating – Weather Stripping On Window Frames

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 306, Weather Stripping on Window Frames. If your windows are older than say 10 years, check to be sure that these have not worn down, that they are actually sealing out the cold outside air from entering your home when the window is closed. If they are worn, save yourself … [Read more...]

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