Home Water Savings Tip #465 – Inside – Use Lettuce Spinner vs Washing Under Faucet

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 465, Use a Lettuce Spinner vs Washing Your Lettuce Under a Faucet. Yes, you need to clean all fruits and vegetables you buy before eating them. When it comes to lettuce, use what I call a lettuce spinner. It uses just a little water to clean the amount of lettuce you place … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #451 – Inside – Install Water Saver Disks

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 451, Install Water Saver Disks. I have to be honest. This is another suggestion submitted to us. I’m not really sure how these are any better than aerators on faucets which is what I am used to using to reduce the amount of water used from faucets and shower heads. … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #449 – Inside – Put Bottle of Water in Toilet Tank

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 449, Put Bottle of Water in Toilet Tank.Wait. There is already water inside the toilet tank,right? Why put a bottle of water in the water? Well, some folks told us that they use this tactic to reduce the amount of water used by the toilet with each flush. Again, I … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #448 – Inside – Bathe Children Together

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 448, Bathe Children Together. Pretty common practice with young children, usually to save the Mom or Dad time. Who knew it was also conserving fresh water and reducing the water utility bill all at the same time. INSTALL COST - Free INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #439 – Inside – Turn Off Main Water Shutoff When Away On Vacation

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 439, Turn Main Tap Off When Away on Vacation. Interesting idea. Even when you are away, a minute amount of water is consumed by the hot water tank (if you have one), the toilets, etc. as water evaporates as well as any unknown water leaks. This also prevents against … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #419 – Inside – Use Unused Water In Kettle For Plants

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 419, Use Old Water in Kettle for Plants vs Down the Drain. We tend to simply put more and more and more water in the kettle. We really should empty it every now and again to get rid of any sediment which may have collected. So, if you do this (more frequently that we do), … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #418 – Inside – Don’t Use Toilets As A Waste Basket

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 418, Don’t Use Toilets As Waste Basket. Absolutely, that is what waste baskets are for. Every time you flush the toilet just to get rid of something that could go in the waste basket you are literally flushing money (and a scarce resource) down the drain. This is true … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #170 – Close Doors To Unused Rooms

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 170 , Close Doors in Unused Rooms. This air conditioning tip will help to shorten the amount of time the air conditioner unit is on. Why have the A/C work to cool the temperature in a room that is not being used? Close the door to this room so the cooled air only cools … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #398 – Inside – Use Dehumidifier Water for Indoor Plants

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 398, Use Water From Dehumidifier for Indoor Plants. I never thought about this, but it makes a lot of sense. Even if your dehumidifier has the tube to take the water straight to the basement floor drain, adjust it so you can capture the water to keep your indoor plants’ … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #397 – Inside – Take Shallow vs Full Tub Baths

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 397, Take Shallow vs Full Tub Baths. Taking short showers uses less water than does a bath. And by short, we are talking about 10 minutes or less, depending on the amount of water coming out of your shower head. Yet if you take a bath everyone in a while, consider not … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #282 – Heating – Change Ceiling Fan Direction

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 282, Seasonally Change Ceiling Fan Direction. If your home has a ceiling fan this money saving heating tip is for you. Reverse the direction of the ceiling fan in the winter to help circulate the air in the home during the winter so the heated air does not rise and stay up … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #271 – Heating – Oven Door Ajar After Use In Winter

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 271, Keep Oven Door Ajar After Oven Use In The Winter. Of course, be sure that no one will accidentally burn themselves by leaning into the open oven. However, the intent here is that letting the heated air of the oven escape en mass for a few minutes into the kitchen is … [Read more...]

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