Home Water Savings Tip #444 – Inside – Full Loads For Your Clothes Washing Machine

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 444,  Full Loads For Your Clothes Washing Machine. As is also the case with the dishwasher for dishes, avoid small or partial loads when running your clothes washing machine. I usually wait until the clothes hamper is just about full before doing my laundry. What about … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #426 – Inside – Collect Dripping Tap Water Until Leak Fixed

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 426, Collect Dripping Water Until Leak Fixed. Of course, fix a leaking faucet as soon as possible, but it is not always possible to fix leaks right a way … life happens. So, put a cup to catch the dripping water and use it to water your indoor and outdoor plants until … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #421 – Inside – Use Bucket in Sink to Catch Warm-up Water

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 421, Use Bucket in Sink to Catch Warm-up Water. What is good enough for the shower is also sufficiently good for the sink. Sure, you might want to replace the bucket with a plastic cup, yet the principle is the same. If you need hot water from the faucet in your sink, why … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #414 – Inside – Check Faucets For Leaks, Especially Those Little Used

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 414, Check Water Faucets For Leaks, Especially Those Used Infrequently. Perhaps its just a new washer that is needed to stop the dripping. Or simpler still, perhaps it is just that the cold or hot water tap was not fully tightened by the last person to use it. However, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #56 – Indoor Clothes Drying Area 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 56, Indoor Clothes Drying Area in Winter. Just because of snow on the ground in the winter or rain falling down outside in the spring, summer or fall, does not mean you have no choice but to use an energy consuming (electricity or natural gas) clothes dryer to dry your clean, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #55 – Unbundle Wet Laundry Before Using The Dryer

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 55, Unbundle Wet Laundry Before Using The Dryer. When the clothes washer is finished, do you simply grab all of the clean yet wet clothes in one lump and throw that lump into the dryer as is? If you do, have you ever wondered why it takes so gosh darn long to dry … [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...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #255 – Heating – Close Door In Unused Rooms

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 255, Close Doors In Unused Rooms. If your home or apartment has more than one room, then this money saving heating tip is for you. Why waste heated air by having it go into a room that is not being used? Why are you paying to heat a room that is not being used for … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Front Loading Washing Machine

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 383, Front Loading Washing Machine.Today another money saving water heating saving tip. These use less water than washing machines where you put the laundry in from the top of the machine. Less water used means less hot water used for those loads where you need hot … [Read more...]

Finishing The Baseboard Trim

Cracked Baseboard Paint

We showed the finished and cleaned over-sized floor tiles in our previous article within this floor tile home renovation project series. Today, we need to return to deal with the baseboard trim. The one part which the contractors were not willing to do was to paint the baseboard trim once they installed the new floor tile. We had two options, either have them: Install quarter round trim against the existing wood baseboard trim once the new floor tile had been laid and … [Read more...]

Finishing Tile Floor By Open Stairway

Basement Stair Riser Exposed After Floor Tile Removed

In our previous article within this floor tiling home renovation series, we looked at the completion of the laying floor tile along the hallway floor edge to a sunken living room and along the edge of the front door. Today I wanted to focus on the situation by the open stairway from the front hall to the basement. Here is a picture of this area just after the old floor tile was removed at the start of this home renovation or make over project. Remember, that from an earlier … [Read more...]

Hairline Cracks In Floor Tile Cement Base

Initial Cracks in Floor Tile Supporting Concrete

In the last article within this floor tiling home renovation project series, much but not all of the laundry room floor was tiled. This was the day after additional cement mixture was placed on top of the recently added metal screen intended to support the new large floor tiles. The theory was that the weight of the 24 inch by 24 inch floor tiles would not be supported by additional cement mixture needed on top of the metal screen to level the tiles due to a minor slope in the particle … [Read more...]

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