Lowering Electricity Use Tip #53 – Always Use Task Lighting

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 53, Use Task Lighting, Always. Why use ceiling recessed lighting if you only want light to read a book? Instead, use the table lamp (containing a CFL or better yet an LED energy saving light bulb, of course). Why have the recessed ceiling lights on in the kitchen when … [Read more...]

Summer Savings Tips

I know. It is is merely the beginning of March. Yet, spring training for major league baseball is in full ... if you pardon the pun ... swing. ;) College basket ball conference tournaments are upon us with March Madness not that far away. Home and Garden shows in your local or neighboring town have already begun. Soon, if you have not done so already, you will be starting to think about what lawn fertilizer to buy this year, which annual flowers to plant in your front gardens, … [Read more...]

More Home Water Saving Tips

So far this year we have held two giveaways, one asking you to submit home water saving tips while the other asking you to provide home electricity savings steps you use in your home. Why? Well, we are trying to increase the total number of energy and clean water savings ideas in our Free Energy and Water Saving Guide. Prior to the two contests we were up to 504 combined ideas from the past few years provided by visitor to DailyHomeRenoTips.com. Now, we are up to a total of 537 money … [Read more...]

Energy Saving Tip Contest

We have written a few times about the PowerCost Monitor, the electricity consumption measuring device which helps us save money by providing real time usage information on the amount of electricity we consume. With this real time information we adjust the amount of electricity we are wasting by leaving lights on in rooms where no one is around, leaving video games and entertainment systems on when no one is playing or watching, etc. Well, Blue Line Innovations is having their own "Energy … [Read more...]

Reducing Home Electricity Use Contest Results

Over the past 3 weeks or so we held our Reducing Home Electricity Use contest to help promote you to think about and share the many diferent ways in which you reduce the amount of electricity used in your household. We were fortunate to have our contest sponsored by EZ Snap Direct exterior window shades. We have used this energy conservation product on our own home for three years now to help keep most of the sun's UV rays from entering our large south facing windows. Thus the … [Read more...]

Last Day To Enter – Reducing Home Electricity Use Contest

Quick posting today. All good things must come to an end. Yes, today is the last day to enter our Reducing Home Electricity Use contest for two weeks now sponsored by EZ Snap Direct exterior (solar) window shades. We have three prizes of a $100, a $75 or a $50 EZ Snap Direct gift certificate. Be sure to read this referenced article for the full contest description and rules. Today is the last day! The contest ends June 21, 2010 12:00 am ET!. If you have already know the contest rules, … [Read more...]

Reducing Home Electricity Use – One Week Left

Quick post today. We have been running our Reducing Home Electricity Use contest for two weeks now sponsored by EZ Snap Direct exterior (solar) window shades. We have three prizes of a $100, a $75 or a $50 EZ Snap Direct gift certificate. Be sure to read this referenced article for the full contest description and rules. There is only one more week left! If you have already know the contest rules, etc., then simply use the entry form below for each of your entries. Remember we want … [Read more...]

Reducing Home Electricity Use Contest Sponsored by EZ Snap Direct Exterior Window Shades

EZ Snap Solar Shades Installed

No sooner have we finished our spring home water conservation contest when it is time for another contest. With the high temperatures in the 80's and 90's starting early this year in many parts of North America, this contest is very timely to both increase awareness of the many different ways to reduce electric utility bills as well as offer a chance to win one of our favorite electricity reducing home products. If you have been a visitor to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com, with any type … [Read more...]

Results of Recent Spring Home Water Conservation Contest

For four weeks in late April and early May, we held our 2010 Spring Home Water Conservation Contest, sponsored by HomeRight. We have now heard back from all three contest entrants to whom HomeRight products have been awarded. First, we have to thank those who entered our contest. Our primary goal was to see how many new water savings ideas we could receive through the contest. Thanks  to your entries, many of which included ways you use to reduce the amount of clean water used in … [Read more...]

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