Home Water Savings Tip #470 – Inside – Don’t Use Water To Defrost Frozen Food

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 470, Do Not Use Water To Defrost Frozen Food.  I am as guilty of doing this as anyone. I forget to plan dinners in sufficient time, forcing me to quickly defrost food. Simply plan just a little better and just a little more in advance and you won't need to use water to … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #175 – Drink Lots of Ice 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 175 , Drink Ice Water vs Using Air Conditioner, is a great idea. What does one typically do when one is feeling hot? Drink something cool or cold, right? Same principle. Rather than keeping the air conditioner running all the time, keep a pitcher of ice water in the … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #59 – Turn Off All Electrical Appliances When Going To Bed

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 59, Turn Off All Electrical Appliances Before Going to Bed. Last one up turns off all lights, electrical appliances, removes all re-chargers from the wall outlets, etc. But, might I suggest you leave the refrigerator on? :) Again, just another no cost yet simple … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #52 – Keep Air Passages in ‘Fridge / Freezers Clear

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 52, Keep Air Passages in Refrigerators / Freezers Clear. How does cold air actually get into the fridge? Why, its by the small opening inside. So, place your stuff that is in the fridge (same for some freezers) away from that opening so the cold air can get easily … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #49 – Shut Off Main Breaker When Learning House

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 49, Shut Off Main Breaker When Leaving House . Very interesting idea. If you don’t mind manually resetting those electric clocks in the microwave, DVD player, etc. this will certainly eliminate absolutely any phantom electricity usage. Do be careful though. If you are … [Read more...]

Completing Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder Installation

First Primer Coat Applied to Wall Repair

The past week or so we have written and shown with many pictures how easy it is to install a toilet paper holder. And, it is actually easier to install a pivoting toilet paper holder because once anchored to the wall, you can lift the bar between the two ends to repair any minor damage to the wall in behind the bathroom accessory. Today we finish the job. Here is where we left things with our new Moen Banbury Pivoting Toilet Paper holder in the brushed nickel finish which we purchased at … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Hardwood Flooring

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Kithen and Family Room Hardwood Floor

In the past two days we have written about, with pictures and videos, the Mint robotic appliance to clean your home's tile, hardwood and linoleum floors. You can access here our first article in this product review series describing the Mint floor cleaning appliance. Next, you can access this second article to see how well it cleaned in our tiled bathrooms and laundry room. Today we look at how this product performs first on hardwood floors and second on a floor with an opening to a … [Read more...]

More Electricity and Cooling Savings Tips

A few days ago we wrote about some of the additions to our Free Home Energy & Water Savings Guide. These additions came from the two contests we have held this year. In this case, we previously wrote about more home water savings ideas for inside the home. Today, we present the additions to our free Guide which relate to reducing the amount of electricity used in a home as well reducing the amount of use made of an air conditioner to keep that home cool in the long hot summer. As … [Read more...]

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