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...]

Best 10 Home Heating Savings Tips

The best 10 home heating savings tips will be different for each house hold. Why? What are the best ways to save on home heating costs for one person are not the best for someone else. The best 10 home heating savings tips for someone who does not want to spend any money are only going to include 10 ideas that cost nothing do do. Yet, for someone who wants the 10 ways to reduce their heating costs in the winter regardless of the cost, this type of person will likely have very, very … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #199 – Duct Tape Forced Air 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 199, Duct Tape Forced Air Duct Gaps. When was the last time you actually checked to see of all of your heating (and therefore cooling) ducts had all of their gaps sufficiently sealed with duct tape? Gaps in your home’s duct work is simply causing the cooled air from the … [Read more...]

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...]

Help To Save Money Through Energy and Water Bills Almost Here

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Wondering what we have been up to the past month or so? I know Megan has; so has Richard, and Katherine, and Faythe, and Chris, and ..... well, you get the picture. That notice on the side of our site indicates just over two weeks until we launch a new way to provide you will the tools and support you need to help you save your money from lower household electric, heating, cooling, water heating and clean water usage in your home. This weekend, we will give you a sneak peak at what we … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #47 – Turn Off Dishwasher Heat Drying

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 47, Turn Off Dishwasher Heat Drying. If you use your dishwasher's heating element to dry your dishes you are using a lot of electricity. Most dishwashers have an energy conservation or energy saving mode that you can select which will let the glasses and cups and bowl and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #363- Heating – Heat Pump

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 363,  Heat Pump. Heat pumps takes the heat from the outside air and puts it into your home. In the summer they can do the reverse to help cool your home. It is not for every area, but check with the suppliers of heat pumps in your area. If you live in an area with … [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 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 #357 – Heating – ENERGY STAR Windows

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 357,  ENERGY STAR Windows. What is a window but simply a big hole in the wall? ENERGY STAR windows, like the replacement windows we had installed in our own home, provide greater savings by keeping more heat inside in the winter. They are more costly than non-ENERGY STAR … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #355 – Heating – Wood Fireplace

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 355,  Install Wood Fireplace. Wood is a renewable energy source. Don’t agree? Plant a tree. Is wood consumed in a fireplace cheaper than natural gas, home heating oil or electricity as an energy source to heat your home? I have always found it to be. Then again, you … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #354 – Heating – Solar Window Inserts

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 354,  Similar in concept to solar air collectors which  are placed on south facing walls and / or rooftops, these can be installed against an existing window to generate sun heated air for the room. As they are much smaller than typical solar air collectors, they cost … [Read more...]

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