Home Water Savings Tip #468 – Inside – Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing

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 468, Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing. There is, typically, no need to wash bath towels after every single bath or shower. Simply hang them up to dry properly and you can use them again. Heck, if you hang them properly on towel racks (not on the floor!) … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #464 – Inside – Know How Much Water Indoor Plant Needs

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 464, Know How Much Water Your Indoor Plants Need. Not only will you waste money by over watering indoor plants, but you will also run the risk of causing damage to them. You wouldn't water a cactus plant every day would you? Well, each plant has its own unique watering … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #459 – Inside – Use Water From Meal Glasses 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 459, Use Water From Meal Glasses For Plants. Just as pouring unused water from a water bottle down the drain wastes clean water, so does doing the same thing with left over water from a glass. So, once lunch or dinner is done, take that water glass and pour the left over … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #446 – Inside – Only Use Hot Water For Showers

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 446, Only Use Hot Water for Showers. If you use cold water for everything else then you won’t waste fresh water when  you run the tap waiting for the hot water to appear. So, ask yourself if you really need to wash your hands all the time with hot water or will cold … [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 #423 – Inside – Shave Face Outside of Shower

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 423, Save Face Outside of Shower. I know a lot of guys might find this hard, but you waste so much water by shaving in the shower vs over a sink. Try it for a week or more and you will have created a new money saving and water conservation habit for yourself. INSTALL … [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...]

Home Water Savings Tip #415 – Inside – Check Basement Water Lines For Leaks

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 415, Check Water Lines or Pipes In Basement For Leaks. Not all leaking faucets drip water into the sink or tub; some will see that leaking water sneak its way down along the water line. If you have (which is why I am a big fan of) a drop ceiling in the basement, a … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #409 – Inside – Turn Off Water Faucets When Finished

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 409, Turn of the Faucets Completely To Avoid Drips. The last of the turn off suggestions we received was to be sure that taps / faucets you use in the home are completely turned off when you are finished using them. It does not have to be a leaky faucet which will drip and … [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...]

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent

In an effort to achieve maximum energy savings, one must look for opportunities; by opportunities, I am referring to air leaks which can be sealed. Our basement is around 90% finished thanks to the prior owners. However, as we have written about numerous times, when it comes to energy savings and energy conservation, they left us with a lot of opportunities. I just need to look to find them. Here is one. The above picture is of the ceiling two piece bathroom in our basement. It is … [Read more...]

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