Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #344 – Heating – Properly Insulated Basement Headers

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 344,  Ensure Basement Wall Headers are Insulated.  Exterior basement wall headers are a common area of air leakage in homes. So, simply use an expandable insulating foam to seal any are leaks in this area. One way to tell if there are air leaks here is if you find that … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Saings Tip #339 – Heating – Outside Window Covers

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 339,   Covers on Outside of Windows. Windows are nothing but large holes in walls. Most homes have double panes of glass to create an insulating air barrier. Some people, us included, place plastic window film on the inside of windows in the winter to add an extra insulating … [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 #329 – Heating – Line Mattress With Sleeping Bag

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 329,  Line Mattress with Thermal Sleeping Bag. One of our site’s visitors made this suggestion as a way they use to keep warmer when in bed at night which allows them to set the temperature on their home’s thermostat lower at night to reduce their winter heating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #324 – Heating – Hang Thick Curtains in Entrance

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 324,  Hang Thick Curtains in Entryway. One of our site’s visitors last winter said that because of air leaks around their front door, they hank a thick curtain by the entrance to their home to keep the cold air out. Sure, they should fix the air leaks. However, perhaps … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #323 – Heating – Insullate Exterior Door Frames

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 323, Insulate Around Exterior Door Frames. Just as it is important to ensure that there is sufficient insulation around window frames, it is similarly important to ensure that there is sufficient insulation round door frames leading outside the house. If you are having a … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #312 – Heating – Dryer Vent Seal

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 312, Dryer Vent Seal. Don’t forget to check the caulking around dryer vents. They are just as likely to be the cause of air leaks into your home as is damaged or bad caulking around the area where water pipes enter your home (see below) or around windows and doors. … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #311 – Heating – Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame

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 311,  Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame. It is not just door sweeps and weather stripping on cold cellar door frames which help block out cold air from entering the home. Also check to see if the door frame itself is sufficiently insulated. If not, consider using insulating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #309 – Heating – Insulate Exterior Wall Light Switches

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 309, Wall Light Switch Insulating Seals. While many folks think of insulating electrical outlets on exterior walls in the home (Number 308 from yesterday), frequently they forget to do the same to the light switches on the same walls. Both of these can have the same amount … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #277 – Heating – Rearrange Furniture

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 277, Place Beds and Chairs Away from Exterior Walls and Windows. The money saving heating idea here is simple. If cool air comes into the home through cracks in the wall, through under insulated walls and through windows, why have your furniture near exterior walls and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Insulate Hot Water Pipes

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 380, Insulate Hot Water Pipes.Today a money saving water heating tip. If you insulate your hot water pipes then when the hot water travels from your water heater (of any type) to the faucet, it will lose less of its heat, causing you to use less. INSTALL COST … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Wrap / Insulate Hot Water Tank

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 379, Wrap / Insulate Hot Water Tank. Easy to do. The older the hot water tank typically the greater the heat loss causing more energy to be used to constantly heat the water inside. INSTALL COST - Cheap      INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - One … [Read more...]

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