Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #179 – Turn Off Lights During Hottest Part of Day

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 179 , Turn Off Lights During Hottest Part of Day. this idea was suggested by one of our recent contest participants. Light bulbs generate heat, especially the non-energy saving bulbs. Why heat the house even more during the hottest part of the day when your air conditioner … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #176 – Use Less Lights

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 176 , Use Less Lights for Less Generated Heat. This air conditioning cost saving tip is really useful for those light bulbs in your home that are not CFL or energy saving. The ‘old fashioned’ incandescent type of light bulb can really generate a lot of heat. It is … [Read more...]

How To Dispose Of The Old TV

Hitachi Rear Projection LCD TV

We wrote last month how we decided to replace our Hitachi rear projection LCD television. Why? Well, its light bulb had gone one more time (the third time for us) and we didn't want to pay almost $400 to purchase a replacement light bulb. Not when we could purchase a new Sony 40 inch Bravia LCD HD television with 1080P. Here it is pictured in our family room. Yes, I know I need a new TV stand to match! As well, the new LCD TV uses less electricity than the rear projection TV … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #53 – Always Use Task Lighting

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 53, Use Task Lighting, Always. Why use ceiling recessed lighting if you only want light to read a book? Instead, use the table lamp (containing a CFL or better yet an LED energy saving light bulb, of course). Why have the recessed ceiling lights on in the kitchen when … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #48 – Use Table Lamps vs Ceiling Lights

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 48, Use Table Lamps vs Ceiling Lights. Using fewer light bulbs to meet the same need usually results in less electricity being used. Additionally, when trying to read typically the closer one is to the light source the brighter the light emitted onto the page and thus … [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...]

Using LED Light Bulbs in Home Ceiling Outlets

Ceiling Light With Non-Working CFL Light Bulbs

In our prior article reviewing the use of The Home Depot's 9 Watt EcoSmart LED light bulb, model A19, we took a look at using this new electricity saving light bulb in a table lamp, reading lamp and a flood lamp where it works very well. Today's article reviewing the every day use of the 9 Watt LED version of the 40 Watt incandescent workhorse light bulb used in North American homes for decades takes a look at how it performs in two fairly typical ceiling light outlet situations. For the … [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...]

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