Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Box

A while ago we were asked if we wanted to receive for purposes of writing a product review the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner, which is one of the new robotic type of floor cleaners on the market. This household electronic product retails for around $250 in several on line and retail stores in the USA. It is used to dust and clean hardwood and tile and linoleum floors. Knowing that sometimes weekly dusting of the floors in our home doesn't get done, and that it would be cool to have our own … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Timer for Hot Water Heater

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 389, Timer for Hot Water Heater.This is a pretty cool (get it? ;) ) money saving water heating tip. It is a great idea which I never thought about before it was suggested to us by one of the visitors to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com. Hot water usage in a … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Don’t Oversize Hot Water Heater

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 376, Don’t Oversize Hot Water Heater. Why pay for a hot water heater which will serve 5 adults when there are only 2 adults in the household? Especially if you are renting your hot water heater, call your rental company and ask them to replace your unit with a smaller … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Free Internet Information

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 3, Energy Conservation Web Sites. There is a lot of information out on the Internet. Why not help yourself to learn more about energy conservation by going through different energy (and water for that matter) conservation web sites to see the different ways different people … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – How Much Will It Cost?

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 2, Always Consider How Much It Will Cost. Remember, the selfish reason to reduce your household’s electricity, natural gas, home heating oil and clean water usage is to save you money through reduced utility bills. So, start to get into the habit of thinking for a … [Read more...]

Energy and Water Conservation When It Is Nice Outside?

There are many ways which both reduce the amount of heating a home uses in the winter as well as reduce the amount of air conditioning a home uses in the summer. Many people tend to not be as focuses on saving all forms of energy in the summer, thinking it is just a winter thing. Yet, when it comes to electricity, it is the summer time that electric utilities jack up the rates in a two tiered electric rate pricing system such that total energy costs for a household cost more in the summer … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Completion Rate

As you may recall, participation in the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program requires two energy efficiency assessments, more commonly known as energy audits. The first energy audit acts as a baseline to determine, among other things, the specific energy conservation investment related grants for which the household is eligible under the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. The second energy audit confirms the energy conservation investments undertaken by the household since the first energy … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – 3 Year Anniversary – More Data

Yesterday's article saw us review the payouts and estimated savings from each of the first three years of the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. Today, we review more statistical data on the program's 3 year anniversary. We continue our review using the data provided by Media Relations Assistant | Adjointe aux relations médias  of | de Natural Resources Canada | Resources naturelles Canada, with our sincere thanks. Today we look at data surrounding the type of energy efficiency and / … [Read more...]

Cutting Energy Costs: Small Changes Do Matter, Part 1

electricity graph

In 2005 it became imperative that I get our household expenses in hand. We live in Texas, where the deregulation of the electricity market was supposed to be a good thing. It has been -- for the energy companies. At the time my personal campaign started, we were paying, on average, about .31 cents per kWh. You see, the price of juice down here can vary daily, a fact most people don’t realize. I’m writing this in January 2010 when we’re currently paying .13 cents per kWh, just a penny … [Read more...]

Moen Mirrorscapes Review

Borderless Bathroom 1 Mirror 002

Towards the latter part of last year, DailyHomeRenoTips.com was asked if we wanted to review some products by Moen, the kitchen and bathroom people. Lately, we have become to be approached frequently to try different products. We accept those which we feel are within our area of focus, being home renovation tips or energy conservation tips, and which provide a household with value. As we had renovated all our bathrooms within the past two years, we found that we did not need any products. … [Read more...]

Additional Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 1

window with internal solar blind at dusk

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition We continue with our review of the many energy conservation tips we have received for households to reduce the consumption of natural gas, home heating oil, electricity and other energy sources consumed in the generation of heat for homes in the winter. Today we begin our review of these suggestions … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Progress After 30 Months? – 2

Yesterday we wrote about 4 macro events occurring in the past 6-ish months or so which could impact the participation levels and depth of participation in the ecoENERGY Retrofit program. Today we commence our look at the statistical data over the first 30 months, ending September 30, 2009 for the ecoENERGY Retrofit program. The following statistics were provided to DailyHomeRenoTips.com by Media Relations Assistant | Adjointe aux relations médias  of | de Natural Resources Canada | … [Read more...]

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