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 #184 – Check Along Exterior Walls For Air 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 184, Check Along Exterior Walls for Air Leaks. In case you have areas which are leaking your air condition created cool air outside and letting the hot outside air in, causing your air conditioner to work harder and longer than it should to cost you more money than it … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #183 – Open Windows In Summer

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 183, Open Windows In Summer. When the morning, evening or night time temperatures are sufficiently cool to help the over heated are inside escape, open the windows to let the cool air inside. This will cause your air conditioners to work less and save you money on your … [Read more...]

Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #169 – Ensure Windows Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running

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 169, Ensure Windows Are Closed When the Air Conditioner is Running. I find that it is pretty common to forget about this or that window being open when the air conditioner is on. An open window with the air conditioning running is like you are trying to cool down the air … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tips #361 – Heating – Position New Home

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 361,  Position New Home’s Common Areas South. If you have the ability to design your new home, and are in the northern climate where home heating costs in the winter are higher than home cooling costs in the summer, consider planning for the common areas (kitchen, family … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #347 – Heating – Cover Stained Glass 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 347,  Cover Stained Glass Windows With Plexiglass. This one was given to us by a contestant in a past energy conservation contest we ran. The intent is to cover a stained glass window, if you have one in your home, with something to help keep the heat inside as most … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #331 – Heating – Interior Solar Heating Screens

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 331, Interior Solar Blinds Collective Side Out. We have written a lot about the exterior solar blinds we use on the outside of our south facing windows. Well, there are products which one can use on the inside of the south facing windows which have two different types of … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #318 – Heating – Install Plastic Insulating Wrap Over 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 318, Install Wrap Plastic on Window Over Frame. These are pretty easy to install, do not cost too much and can help keep it feeling warmer inside the house. Some people like to install these inside the window frames while others prefer to install on the outside of the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #317 – Heating – Install Plastic Window Covering

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 317, Install Plastic Wrap Window Kit Inside Windows . These are pretty easy to install, do not cost too much and can help keep it feeling warmer inside the house. We use them on many of our very large windows in the basement of our home. Heck, we even use one over the … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #315 – Heating – Caulking Window / 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 315, Caulking (window / exterior door frame). Caulking does not last forever, especially caulking used outside the house. Check it annually and if you start to see cracks in the caulking around your windows and doors, remove the ineffective caulking and replace it with … [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 #289 – Heating – Trim Plants and Trees By South 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 289, Keep Plants/Trees Trimmed By South Facing Windows. If you have shrubs, bushes, climbing vines and trees near your windows then this money saving heating tip is for you. What is the point of keeping inside drapes and window coverings open during the day to capture the … [Read more...]

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