Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #197 – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 197, Exterior Door Sweeps. Just as, possibly more, useful as weather stripping for exterior doors to keep the hot air out and the cooled air inside are door sweeps. Typically the opening at the bottom of doors is wider than at the sides, allowing more hot air to come … [Read more...]

The Best Sites To Promote Your Blog Giveaway or Contest

This article is meant for bloggers who have their own web site. We have had a lot of success in attracting lots of visitors to DailyHomeRenoTips.com with vendor sponsored product giveaways or contests. How do we know? Well, vendors coming to us asking us if we would like to hold a product or gift card giveaway for one. We wrote about one of our contests in detail which you might find useful if you run a web site of your own. You can read it here in our anatomy of an on line contest … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #299 – Heating – Exterior Door Sweeps

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 299, Exterior Door Sweeps. Here's a money saving heating tip for every home and apartment. The bottom of doors leading to the outside, including the cold cellar, is a common area of air leaks. Air leaks cost you money in the winter by letting in cold air causing your … [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...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Tests

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner In Narrow Bathroom

Yesterday we wrote about the Mint automatic floor cleaner and showed pictures of this home floor cleaning product for hardwood, tile and linoleum floors. Today we describe, with accompanying pictures and videos, some tests that we ran. Now, one test was that of a narrow shared four piece bathroom with a tile floor. Not understanding a lot about technology, I was curious if this robotic floor cleaning product needed bright light to work. In this bathroom while the CFL energy saving … [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...]

Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 1

Cold Cellar Door

The past few weeks has seen us attempt to seal air leaks in our home which were uncovered during the recent home energy audit. This included: Sealing air leaks around the outside of the fireplace Sealing air leaks around the outside of the house Today we take a look at a very common place for air leaks in the basement of homes, specifically around the door between the cold cellar and the rest of the basement. In the past I had thought that having a door sweep at the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Cheap Home Cooling Tips – 1

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 we reviewed the last 12 of our 20+ home cooling energy conservation tips which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Today we review the first 10 of 30 different ideas to keeping a home cooler in the summer which will cost you a little yet save you a lot. Number 185, Air Filter … [Read more...]

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