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 Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #168 – Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running

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 168, Ensure Doors Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running. This is a good reminder of how not to waste energy through unnecessary air conditioning costs. Why keep your front or back door open to leak all that outdoor hot air inside when the air conditioner is trying to … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #409 – Inside – Turn Off Water Faucets When Finished

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 409, Turn of the Faucets Completely To Avoid Drips. The last of the turn off suggestions we received was to be sure that taps / faucets you use in the home are completely turned off when you are finished using them. It does not have to be a leaky faucet which will drip and … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Self Energy Audit

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 10, Home Energy Audit - Self. You can, and should, take a few minutes every so often to look for air leaks in different areas of your home, for devices which are plugged in but not running or needed to cost you money. On a cold day, simply go around to all the … [Read more...]

Flow Through Home Humidifier & Humidity Issues In House – 1

Flow Through Humidifier

Today we write about a home maintenance tip. We wrote a couple of years ago about issues we had in our house during the winter with insufficient humidity.  We tried several different things but it has never been quite right. So, imagine my shuddering when I heard the following question in my home a few days ago: "Honey, is there anything you can do to increase the humidity in the house? It is awful dry already." Oh bother. And, winter has just begun. Well, I remembered from … [Read more...]

Toto 6.0 Litre Power Flush Toilet Leak

Toto Power Flush 6.0L Toilet

OK. I thought we were finished writing about our toilets for a while once we fixed, for the second time, our American Standard low flow toilet leak earlier this summer. I was wrong. When we were undergoing the major renovations to our now 22 year old bungalow back in 2007, we decided to go with a Toto 6.0L Power Flush toilet for our special needs daughters' bathroom and not the American Standard low flow toilets we put in our master bedroom en suite and in the main floor … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 5 – More Shower Caulking

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A few months ago in Part 4 when we last visited our basement leak Bennett, our kitchen installer, had come over and found more grout that appeared to not be properly finished in the shower of the en suite. The three air pipes in the basement from which water was dripping down onto the drip ceiling tiles in the basement were located directly underneath the en suite shower, lots of roofing companies come by because not all can fix everything, so for this part Roofing Columbia did their best … [Read more...]

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