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 #308 – Heating – Electric Outlet Insulating Seals

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 308, Install Electric Outlet Insulating Seals. Both light switches and electrical outlets against exterior walls are full of air leaks, allowing heated air in the winter to escape. Seal them with cheap CSA approved insulation. It take just a minute or two to help … [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...]

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...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 2

Furnace Duct Line Close-up

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 1, we began 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 saving, energy … [Read more...]

Which Side to Place Light Switches?

Where to place the light switch for the ceiling light (s) of a room? Yes, this is not one of those questions which keeps one up at night. However, the correct answer to this seemingly simple question is frequently ignored. The answer? On the inside of the room, not on a wall outside of the room. Why then do electricians time after time insist on placing wall switches outside of the room? Because it is easier sometimes for them to install the wall switch on the outside wall of … [Read more...]

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