Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #166 – Seasonally Open / Close 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 166, Seasonally Open / Close Window Coverings, is like so many of the suggestions in the Guide, is simple and easy to do: during the day keep the drapes, shades and blinds inside the house closed. This helps to keep the sun’s direct sun-light from overheating the inside … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #325 – Heating – Vent Reflectors

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 325,  Use Heat-Resistant Vent Reflectors. Heating vent reflectors have been around for years and years. Their function, in case you don’t remember, is to direct the hot air from the heating vents away from walls, furniture, window coverings and out into the living area of … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #321 – Heating – Keep Windows Clean 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 321, Wash Windows to Maximize Sun in Winter. Sure, keep your interior window coverings (drapes, blinds, etc.) open during the day in the winter to let the sun enter the home and help heat the inside. However, more of the sun’s UV rays which will heat the inside air when … [Read more...]

Completing Repair to Wooden Window Frame

Repainted Window Frame - Upper Left

Two days ago I showed you how I went about using Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler product to fill the holes in one of our bedroom's window frames. These holes were caused by removing the screws from a pair of anchor or mounting brackets for  window coverings as I installed new window coverings with the brackets installed in a different position. The picture below shows the condition for one area of the upper vertical portion of the window frame for one of the bedroom windows after I had … [Read more...]

How To Repair Holes in Window Frames

Holes and Paint Overlap on Window Frame

A little more than a week ago I wrote a few articles about the new Kenney Truly Cordless Roman Shades which I installed on the window frames in one of our bedrooms. As you will have seen if you read that short series of product review articles, I decided to use the hybrid mounting options which saw me: remove the anchor or mounting brackets of the existing window coverings from the outside of the top vertical portion of window frame, and install the anchor or mounting brackets for the … [Read more...]

Product Review – Kenney Truly CordFree Window Shades Review

Pilot Holes Drilled for Window Shade Anchoring Hardware

In the prior article in this product review series, we began our review of the new Truly CordFree window shades product line from Kenney focusing on its product features and benefits. Today, I wanted to focus on the installation and appearance. For me, the first step of course was to remove the existing window shades and associated hardware. Notice that the old window shade anchors are on the top of the window frame. As you will see this will leave a pair of oles each as I will be … [Read more...]

Safety and Saving Energy With Cordless Window Curtains

Old Window Curtains

A few weeks ago we were asked if we would like to receive some interior window curtains from Kenney. The focus of these interior curtains was on three areas: First, these curtains help reduce heating costs in the winter and air conditioning costs in the summer when covering the entire window, certain models more than others. I like saving money. Second, these cloth Roman type of window coverings can easily be removed and washed by the use of velcro as part of the assembly. I like easy and … [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...]

Cheap Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 4

Replacement Replacement Front Door 006

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in Part 3, we continued to review the many money saving tips for saving 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 to complete our review of the … [Read more...]

No Cost Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 3

Air Leak At Bottom Of Door

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Two days ago, in Part 1, we began to review the many money saving tips for your home's heating bill this winter which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Yes, these are both free money savings and energy conservation tips all in one. Today we complete our review of these money saving, energy … [Read more...]

No Cost 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 Earlier this month we published  second edition of our Un-Official Guide to Home Energy and Water Conservation. We would typically start our detailed review with suggestions and ideas which can reduce a household's consumption of all non-renewable energy and water resources. However, these … [Read more...]

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