Home Water Savings Tip #460 – Inside – Listen For Running Toilets To Repair

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 460, Listen For Running Toilets To Repair . How do you know if one of your home's toilets is leaking inside? One way is simply to listen. Every so often poke your head into each of your bathrooms and quietly listen. If you hear any water like sounds, you have discovered … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #429 – Inside – Collect Rain Water for Clothes Washing Machine

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 429, Collect Rain Water for Clothes Washing Machine. I had not thought of this before, but one of our site’s visitors said she did this. If it works for her, saving her money from lower water utility bills, why not? It might take a bit of effort, but it won’t cost you … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #172 – Turn Off Air Conditioner When At Work

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 172 , Turn Off A/C When Away At Work, is an excellent tip that will save you lots and lots of money through reduced electrical utility bills. Why have the air conditioner work when you are not there? Especially if you are away for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 hours or more at a time … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #171 – Close Vents 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 171 , Close Vents in Unused Rooms. This will stop the cooled air from the central air conditioner from cooling a room you don’t use and push it to cool only those rooms that you are currently using. This will help cause the A/C to run less and thus save you money on … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #399 – Inside – Turn Off Water While Brushing Teeth

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 399, Turn of the Faucet While Brushing Your Teeth. This simple water saving idea for the home was one of the most popular with those who entered our $200 Home Depot gift card giveaway this past winter. We now come to what I refer to as the turn off type of water saving … [Read more...]

Home Depot’s Renew Your Bath Gift Card Giveaway

The Home Depot Cheyenne WY Location

From now until February 23, 2011, Home Depot is having an in-store Renew and Redo Your Bath sales event at its retail stores in the USA. I went into the Cheyenne, WY Home Depot location yesterday and one can see the all new displays of different bathrooms with different combinations of bathroom fixtures and paint colors and flooring just for this month long event. Wow! And, the timing is pretty good don't you think? The weather outside is nasty, nasty, nasty. Just look at the American … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution – Save Money Through Home Energy Savings

Looking for a New Year's Resolution that you will be motivated to actually keep for a long time? What about resolving to reduce your home's utility bills and save your money? Excessive utility bills is a waste for you and a waste for the environment. It is a waste of your money for you if your home uses more natural gas, home heating oil, electricity and water than you need to. It is a waste for the environment if your home uses more non-renewable resources (natural gas, home heating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #275 – Heating – Lower Thermostat 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 275, Thermostat Temperature Setting Decrease In Winter. This money saving heating tip is so simple. In the summer you keep the temperature setting on your thermostat relatively high during the day to use less air conditioning and save you money from reduced electric utility … [Read more...]

Using Low Wattage PAR 20 LED Light Bulbs In The Bathroom

Mini Recessed Ceiling Lighting by Bathroom Sink and Mirors

In our prior article within this series on using energy and money saving LED light bulbs in the home, we showed how we used 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs in recessed ceiling lights in our daughter's bathroom and bedroom. Today, I wanted to show two areas in the other en suite bathroom in our home where we used this very low wattage LED lighting. First, remember my strategy for using two of these 3.5 Watt LED Par 20 LED light bulbs in my daughter's bathroom ceiling? Well, I tried the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #258 – Heating – Close Fireplace Door When Done

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 258, Close Glass Door on Fireplace When Off. Does your house or apartment have a fireplace? If it does and if you use it then this money saving heating tip is for you. When the damper is open, the fireplace is nothing more than a big hole to the outside through which heat … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #250 – Heating – Window Coverings

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 250, Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings. During the summer and early fall we got into the habit of keeping the blinds and drapes of our windows inside our home closed during the day to prevent the sunlight from heating up the already hot interior, causing our air … [Read more...]

Sealing Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent Air Leaks

Hanging Broken Vent Register

Yesterday I showed you the broken vent register in the ceiling of our basement bathroom. In that article I sows how there was much air leakage between the metal duct and the vent boot which would have to be first addressed to stop air leak of heated (in the winter) and air conditioned cooled (in the summer) air to save money on my utility bills. So, the first thing I did was to remove the existing broken register. Now, notice if you can in the above picture, how the broken register was … [Read more...]

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