Lowering Electricity Use Tip #50 – Turn Off Lights When Not Needed

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 50, Turn Off Lights When Not Needed . So it is very early in the morning and you turn on the light to read the morning newspaper. In a short while you notice that the sun is up providing you with a lot of light to read yet you still have your table lamp or the ceiling lights … [Read more...]

Using LED Light Bulbs Is Saving Us Money

EcoSmart Par20 8 Watt LED Light Bulbs

A few days ago I wrote about the huge planned increase in electricity rates over the next several years where we live. Today, I wanted to review with you the impact that one of the tactics we are using to try and reduce our home's electric bill is having. The tactic: installing LED light bulbs. In early November last fall we received a large quantity of LED light bulbs from the Home Depot to try. We ordered enough A19 and PAR20 versions to replace about half of the CFL and incandescent … [Read more...]

Using LED Lights In The Garage

Garage Door Opener

The past few article in this LED home lighting series has seen us write about the LED PAR 20 type of light bulb. We actually started this LED home lighting series looking at the workhorse of most home light bulbs in North America, the A19. Today we thought we would return to the A19 type of LED light bulb and see how it would work in the garage. Now, The Home Depot's A19 EcoSmart 9 Watt LED light bulb is, according to the product description, is dimmable and is for use … [Read more...]

Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Bathroom Mirror 5 Light Fixture Set

Over the past several weeks we have been reviewing different uses of PAR 20 LED light bulbs in the ceiling of: Bathroom Bedrooms Potty Rooms Today I wanted to show you another area of the bathroom where we ended up using several of these extremely low wattage energy saving and therefore money saving LED light bulbs from The Home Depot. Now, here is a picture of the mirror in our shared bathroom. Notice the set of 5 light outlets directly above the mirror. For three years … [Read more...]

Using The Home Depot’s Energy Saving EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

Beige Floor Vent Cover on Charchoal Floor Tile

Today we continue to our series of articles reviewing energy saving LED lighting for the home. In our previous article on using the EcoSmart LED A19 light bulb from The Home Depot, we focused on using this LED light bulb within ceiling light receptacles for very small areas; a walk-in closet, bathrooms (both on the main floor and in the basement) and a basement landing area. Now, we turn our attention to using this energy saving device in the same type of ceiling receptacles but in larger … [Read more...]

EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

LED 9 Watt Bulb In Reading Lamp

In our last article within this series on LED light bulbs for the home, I discussed why LEDs are superior to CFL light bulbs. There were numerous reasons for my preference of LEDs vs CFLs or the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs which we detailed in the above referenced article. It is important, I think, to be reminded about the benefits of using any new technology. So, in summation, the reasons why I prefer using LED lighting in my home include: Lights in a home accounts for … [Read more...]

How To Buy Home Light Bulbs On Line

Do you fully understand all the different shapes, sizes, attributes of light bulbs? Or do you have an expert in the family who does? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then go over to the right side of this page and select a different home renovation, maintenance, electronics or energy conservation article within DailyHomeRenoTips.com from the election of our article categories. If you do not, then you just might be interested in a gold mine of easy to understand … [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...]

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