Lowering Electricity Use Tip #46 – Turn Off Lights When Leaving House

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 46, Turn Off Lights When Leaving House. I know, it’s simple and overly obvious. Get into the habit of checking throughout the home that all lights have been turned off before you jump in the car or walk to the park or bus stop. It doesn’t take much except a new habit. … [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 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 #360 – Heating – Radiant Floor Heating

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 360,  Solar Radiant Floor Heating. This type of home heating not only sees the use of radiant floor (vs force air) heating, which has its own advantages, but of using the sun’s UV rays to help provide some of that heat to the home. Radiant floor heating does not dry the … [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 #358 – Heating – ENERGY STAR 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 358,  ENERGY STAR Doors. What is a door but simply a big hole in the wall? ENERGY STAR doors provide greater savings by keeping more heat inside in the winter. They are more costly than non-ENERGY STAR rated doors, but in the long term they will save you money and reduce … [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 #356 – Heating – Sufficient Wall 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 356, Add Sufficient Wall Insulation. During the winter, if you simply place the palm of your hand on an outside wall (with you being inside the house) and if it feels really cold, then you might not have sufficient insulation to keep the heated air inside your home. The … [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...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #353 – Heating – Sufficient Attic 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 353, Attic Insulation. It is simple really. Hot air rises. So, make sure you have more than sufficient insulation in your attic to keep the heated air inside your home and not let it go up through your attic and out through the openings in your roof. In Canada, with the … [Read more...]

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