Home Water Savings Tip #453 – Inside – Use Electric Razor

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 453, Use Electric Razor (no water). Yes. The down side is that they use electricity which for many of American households is provided by coal burning plants (significant relative air pollution) or natural gas based electric generating stations (consumption of a non-renewable … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #204 – Weather Stripping For 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 204, Weather Stripping For Windows. This inexpensive material is of course useful to eliminate gaps through which hot air can enter from the outside and air cooled by your A/C unit can escape. INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - One Time FINANCIAL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #203 – Weather Stripping Inside Electric Panel Cabinet 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 203, Weather Stripping Inside Electrical Panel Cabinet Doors. If you have a cabinet encasing your electrical panel, you should consider using weather stripping to seal any air leaks. We used this to stop a lot of air leaks and keep the cooled air inside the house. INSTALL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #202 – Inside Door Draft Stoppers

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 202 , Inside Door Draft Stoppers, are useful at the bottom of interior doors for rooms you do not use very much. Even with closing the door to rooms which are little used to stop cooled air from your air conditioner from entering, this cooled air can still go through the … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #447 – Inside – Turn Off Water Heater When Away

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 447, Turn Off Water Heater When Away on Vacation. You know, we have never done this I’m ashamed to say. Of course this should be done. For those with a hot water tank, why continually heat the water, causing it to evaporate more quickly than if it was not heated, … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #200 – Magnetic Vent Cover Blocker

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 200 , Magnetic Vent Cover Blocker, is the best way we have found to stop cooled air from the air conditioner from passing through closed duct vents and going into areas that are not used. They are very inexpensive (e.g. 2 for $6) yet they really do the trick. Being … [Read more...]

Strawberries, My Favorite Backyard Garden Fruit

Backyard Strawberries

Yes, strawberries are indeed my favorite backyard garden edible fruit or vegetable, but not for why you think. You know that my wife's husband can be incredibly lazy at times. That is me. :) I just wish I had more time to be involved in all my different areas of interest which includes gardening. However, time is not my friend. Time is also not your friend. I just don't have the time right now to tend meticulously to the gardens around our home. That is why strawberries are … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #444 – Inside – Full Loads For Your 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 444,  Full Loads For Your Clothes Washing Machine. As is also the case with the dishwasher for dishes, avoid small or partial loads when running your clothes washing machine. I usually wait until the clothes hamper is just about full before doing my laundry. What about … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #198 – Attic Opening 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 198, Attic Opening Insulation. Make sure you have some on top of the opening to your attic; otherwise it is the same as if there is a 3 foot by 3 foot part of your attic ceiling that has no insulation. Proper attic insulation is one of the best ways to conserve both heating … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #442 – Inside – Use Some Bath Water For Garden

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 442,  Use Some Bath Water for Garden. It’s not something I have ever done; however, several people mentioned these as ideas to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed in the home by reusing what is knows as ‘grey water’ for another use. So, if it is good enough for … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #196 – Weather Stripping on Cold Cellar 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 196, Weather Stripping (cold cellar door).Since your cold cellar has a direct opening to the outside, if the door frame for your cold cellar is non existent or cracked, it will allow just as much hot air inside as if it was your front door. Purchase and install weather … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #441 – Inside – Bring Some Snow Inside To Melt To Water Indoor Plants

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 441, Bring Snow Inside to Melt & Water Indoor Plants.  Another really good idea. It costs you nothing except for a few minutes to collect the snow in a container and then waiting a short while for it to melt into water at room temperature before using on your indoor … [Read more...]

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