Air Conditioning Cost Saving Tips

Since early last year we have been including a money saving tip each day focusing on different uses of energy or clean water in the home. Currently on alternating days we are providing you with a water saving tip for you to use. Since early March we have been providing  you with an electricity lowering tip also for you to use in your home house or apartment). Where did these money saving ideas come from? Well, from our free Home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide of … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #166 – Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings

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 166, Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings, is like so many of the suggestions in the Guide, is simple and easy to do: during the day keep the drapes, shades and blinds inside the house closed. This helps to keep the sun’s direct sun-light from overheating the inside … [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...]

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...]

We Have A Winner

... yet two interesting aspects came out from our $200 Home Depot Gift Card giveaway. If you recall, the past three weeks has seen us host this giveaway where one could enter an unlimited number of times. The only stipulation was that each entry contain a different way to conserve energy or clean water in a typical bathroom in a home (house or apartment). Why? Well, as you may recall our free Home Energy and Water Saving Guide was created from prior giveaways on our site in the same … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #338 – Heating – Storm 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 338,  Storm Doors on All Exterior Doors. Installing a storm door on the outside of exterior doors adds an air barrier against the exterior door to help insulate it during the winter and thus keep more of your home’s heated air inside. It also helps to reduce summer's air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #326 – Heating – Electric Mattress Pad

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 326, Electric Mattress Pad. Using an electric mattress pad can certainly keep you much warming in bed at night to allow you to set the temperature on your central furnace’s thermostat much lower at night to save you money on your winter heating bill. You need, of course, … [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 #321 – Heating – Keep Windows Clean In Winter

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 321, Wash Windows to Maximize Sun in Winter. Sure, keep your interior window coverings (drapes, blinds, etc.) open during the day in the winter to let the sun enter the home and help heat the inside. However, more of the sun’s UV rays which will heat the inside air when … [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 #317 – Heating – Install Plastic Window Covering

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 317, Install Plastic Wrap Window Kit Inside Windows . These are pretty easy to install, do not cost too much and can help keep it feeling warmer inside the house. We use them on many of our very large windows in the basement of our home. Heck, we even use one over the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #307 – Heating – Child Proof Electrical Outlets

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 307, Install Electric Outlet Child Proof Covers. On a cold day run your fingers over the electric outlets on your exterior walls. Do you feel any cool or cold air entering your home? Placing these cheap items in the electrical outlets on exterior walls not being used … [Read more...]

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