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 #201 – Strippable Caulking On Attic Door

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 201 , Strippable Caulking On The Attic Opening).Just as you use caulking around window frames outside the house to stop hot air from entering so should you around your interior access area to your attic. We use the strippable type of caulking so we can easily remove it if … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #197 – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 197, Exterior Door Sweeps. Just as, possibly more, useful as weather stripping for exterior doors to keep the hot air out and the cooled air inside are door sweeps. Typically the opening at the bottom of doors is wider than at the sides, allowing more hot air to come … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #195 – Weather Stripping on Exterior 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 195, Weather Stripping (exterior doors).  Make sure your weather stripping on your front, side and rear home doors are functioning as they should, i.e. no cracks or leaks to allow hot air inside during the summer causing your a/c to work harder than it should have to … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #185 – Check Window Frames For Air Leaks

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 185, Check Window Frames for Air Leaks.,Window frames is just one of the areas of a home which can have cracks and spaces to leak in hot air during the summer. Simply run your fingers along each window frame every so often when it is hot outside. If you feel hot air … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #168 – Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running

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 168, Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running. This is a good reminder of how not to waste energy through unnecessary air conditioning costs. Why keep your front or back door open to leak all that outdoor hot air inside when the air conditioner is trying to … [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...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #336 – Heating – Ceiling Fan 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 336,  Use Ceiling / While House Fan. While commonly thought of only for making it feel cooler during the summer, a ceiling fan, when rotating in the opposite direction during the winter can help to more air around without  causing the air to blow down on the house’s … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #328 – Heating – Insulate Attic Pull-Down Stairs

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 328, Attic Pull Down Stairs Insulation. For those homes with a pull down stairs type of access to the attic, don’t forget to insulate the top of the pull down stairs. This area is just like the rest of the floor of our attic; if it is not insulated, then hot air will … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #325 – Heating – Vent Reflectors

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 325,  Use Heat-Resistant Vent Reflectors. Heating vent reflectors have been around for years and years. Their function, in case you don’t remember, is to direct the hot air from the heating vents away from walls, furniture, window coverings and out into the living area of … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #298 – Heating – Cold Cellar Weather Stripping

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 298, Weather Stripping On Cold Cellar Doors. If your home has a cold cellar, this money saving heating tip is certainly for you. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your cold cellar door is actually … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #297 – Heating – Weather Stripping on Exterior 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 297, Weather Stripping On Exterior Doors. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your exterior doors are actually working to keep out the cold air in the winter (and the hot air in the summer). There should … [Read more...]

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