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 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...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter 2

The Internet

Yesterday we started to take inventory of all the different energy savings products and devices used in our home this past winter. In that article we reviewed the first 14 energy conservation items. Today we continue with our collection. As you review what we use, think whether you also use them in your own home. If you do, are you using them as much as you could to maximize your energy savings? If you are not, why not? And now, we continue with our list and pictures of energy … [Read more...]

Sealing Drywall Ceiling Vent Air Leaks Alternatives

DAP Kwik Foam

Yesterday, I described the situation with the large air leaks around an air vent in our basement within a room where the ceiling was finished with drywall. So, what was the best solution, other than ripping out the drywall around the ceiling vent, installing a new vent duct boot, etc. which I was not prepared to do. However, since this room was used very rarely ... in fact we affectionately called it the boyfriend room :) ... we used a vent blocker on the register to prevent heated air in the … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 3

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 2, we continued to review the many money saving tips on your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you just a little to do. Yes, these are both money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we continue where we left off in our review of the money … [Read more...]

Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 3

Cold Cellar Air Leaks Sealed With DAP Tex

Yesterday, I wrote about the product I chose to seal the air leaks around the cold cellar door frame in our basement, the DAP Tex product. The application when pretty well. As you will recognize from my other projects, I am not the neatest when it comes to applying certain energy conservation products. However, hidden away in the basement behind a door means that I don't have to worry about appearance; my focus is reducing my winter heating costs by reducing air leaks to stop the cold air … [Read more...]

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