Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #204 – Weather Stripping For Windows

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 204, Weather Stripping For Windows. This inexpensive material is of course useful to eliminate gaps through which hot air can enter from the outside and air cooled by your A/C unit can escape. INSTALL COST - Cheap INSTALL COMPLEXITY - Simple FREQUENCY - One Time FINANCIAL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #203 – Weather Stripping Inside Electric Panel Cabinet Doors

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 203, Weather Stripping Inside Electrical Panel Cabinet Doors. If you have a cabinet encasing your electrical panel, you should consider using weather stripping to seal any air leaks. We used this to stop a lot of air leaks and keep the cooled air inside the house. INSTALL … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #196 – Weather Stripping on Cold Cellar Doors

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 196, Weather Stripping (cold cellar door).Since your cold cellar has a direct opening to the outside, if the door frame for your cold cellar is non existent or cracked, it will allow just as much hot air inside as if it was your front door. Purchase and install weather … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #195 – Weather Stripping on Exterior Doors

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 195, Weather Stripping (exterior doors).  Make sure your weather stripping on your front, side and rear home doors are functioning as they should, i.e. no cracks or leaks to allow hot air inside during the summer causing your a/c to work harder than it should have to … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #313 – Heating – Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace

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 313, Weather Strip Dormant Fireplace. Fireplace dampers which do not completely close will let heated air inside the house literally go up the chimney. So, if you have a fireplace in your home that you do not use, and the damper when closed is not sealing in the warm air, … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #311 – Heating – Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame

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 311,  Insulate Cold Cellar Door Frame. It is not just door sweeps and weather stripping on cold cellar door frames which help block out cold air from entering the home. Also check to see if the door frame itself is sufficiently insulated. If not, consider using insulating … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #306 – Heating – Weather Stripping On Window Frames

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 306, Weather Stripping on Window Frames. If your windows are older than say 10 years, check to be sure that these have not worn down, that they are actually sealing out the cold outside air from entering your home when the window is closed. If they are worn, save yourself … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #305 – Heating – Electric Panel Door Weather Stripping

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 305, Weather Stripping (electric panel doors).  We have a unique situation where the prior owners encased the electrical panel in the basement. Unfortunately, they did not do anything to stop the cold air from entering the house in that area. You could feel the cold … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #297 – Heating – Weather Stripping on Exterior Doors

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 297, Weather Stripping On Exterior Doors. Make sure that the weather stripping on the left side, the right side and the top of the door frame for your exterior doors are actually working to keep out the cold air in the winter (and the hot air in the summer). There should … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Products and Devices Used In Our Home – Winter – 3

Programmable Thermostat

The past two days has seen us review the inventory of the different energy conservation products and devices we use in our home during the winter to maximize our energy savings. Today, we complete the listing. Which ones do you use in your own home? Which ones do you use in your own home which we do not? 30. Programmable Thermostat 31. Real Time Electricity Consumption Reader (PowerCost Monitor) 32. Solar Air Heater 33. Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 12

Fireplace Brick Air Leak

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we wrote about how we were, and remain, strongly … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 8

Energy Audit Report Page 2 Wind Power

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we left off reviewing some of the items within the … [Read more...]

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