Energy Efficiency & Money Saving Tips for the Home...




On this page, you will find energy efficiency tips that are simple, and others that are quite ellaborate.

Regardless of where you are in using significant energy saving tips, come back for more ideas on how you can maximize your dollar and share with other family members too.

You will find free videos from how to create your own wind generator, to where to find more energy efficient lightbulbs... so spend some time checking it out and expand your ability to honor every dollar.

First, let's start out with some basics you can do today in cutting back on energy and simultaneously increase energy efficiency:

1. Place all your plug-in devices into a power strip. By doing this, you can either unplug the entire power strip to be sure no energy leaks during the day when your electronic devices aren't being used (yes, energy can leak even when you have electrical devices plugged in when not in use- which is energy added to your monthly bill).

2. Turn down the heat on your tank water heater during the day and while vacationing. There are devices you can add to your water heater that automate and regulate the heating, but be sure to run the numbers before investing in an automated device. Dpending on the size of your water heater (and usage) this may only reduce your bill only a few dollars per month and the device you buy may not be worth the investment. Turning the knob down is free.

3. Turn down water flow where you can. Do you have to have water blast out of your kitchen sink? Bathroom sink? Bathtub? Shower? Those little knobs in the back can be shut down so the water doesn't blast each time you turn on the water. You can cut back on wasted water without scolding family members. :)

4. Put in water saver shower heads. This is a lavishly cheap way to cut back on wasted water as well. These shower heads are pretty inexpensive and can add up the savings quickly.

Increasing the Efficiency of Your Dryer

You can increase the efficiency of your dryer by removing clothes that do not have to go through the entire cycle.

For example: Jeans and many trousers can be laid flat and removed from the dryer cycle and cut back on each load signficantly.

In addition, you can use "dryer balls" that also can increase efficiency.


To find out more, click here to go to the Goodwill 2 Site.
Goodwill 2 is a place we patronize and support through affiliate links because all sales directly benefit Goodwill.

While you are at this site, you will notice there are many affordable products offered. Some new, and some slightly used. They also have the option to pick up your orders at store locations to save on shipping. All orders have a flat fee (up to 150 pounds) of $8.99.

3 Free Videos Showing You How To Build Your Own Wind Generator...






Solar Energy (Easier & Much Cheaper Than You Might Think)


Solar energy can lead to a significant amount of energy savings, but it can be quite costly. Before becoming a "lavish cheapskate," I wasn't aware that one could build their own solar panels, but you can which can increase energy efficiency significantly.

After researching many different products, I nearly gave up on the idea of being able to offer some good options here on this page, but I finally found one worth mentioning.

Here's why...

1. You can do it yourself (even an 11 year old did it)... even if you have no solar experience.

2. You can build your own Solar Panels, saving $10,000’s off of retail price.

3. There is a step-by-step guide that will show you exactly how to build your own solar panel system.

The average cost of solar panels is $27,000. But when you build your own solar panel system it can be nearly 90% less expensive. You can build a single solar panel or you can build an entire array of panels to power your whole house. Click here , or on the image below to find out more.


Here is a video demonstrating how this is done...




To go to the site that gives all the details on how to get started, click here.



The Difference between Incandescent Bulbs and CFL Bulbs...

What's the difference?

Let's take a look...

Here is a picture of an incandescent bulb...

In an incandescent, electric current runs through a wire filament and heats the filament until it starts to glow.

This is the most common lightbulb in households, yet by simply replacing these bulbs with CFLs, you can increase your energy efficiency by 70% to 75%.




Here is a picture of a CFL Bulb (Compact Fluorescent Bulb)...

In a CFL, an electric current is driven through a tube containing argon and a small amount of mercury vapor. This generates invisible ultraviolet light that excites a fluorescent coating on the inside of the tube, which then emits visible light. Since these bulbs do contain mercury, they must be disposed of carefully and should not be thrown away with your weekly trash.

To find out how to dispose of these bulbs, click here.
We've also found a wholesale company that has the lowest prices we could find for CFL lightbulbs... Click here to buy these bulbs wholesale.

For more energy cutting tips and energy efficiency tips, please visit again soon. And while you're hear sign up for our free newsletter. We share "lavish cheapskate tips" each and every month!


Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Lavish Cheapskate Tips.

Click here to leave Energy Efficiency and Return To Frugal Footsteps Home Page