Planting trees in your yard is a natural way to keep your home's temperature comfortable. Trees can be planted strategically to shade sun from your house and to shade central air conditioners making them more energy efficient.
Air drying the dishes in your dishwasher can reduce dishwasher costs on your energy bill. To reduce dishwasher costs, do not use the power dry switch on the dishwasher. Air drying your dishes can reduce dishwasher costs by abut 1/3.
By keeping your oven door closed, you ensure consistent cooking times and save energy. Opening the oven door to check the progress of your meal, results in the oven having to use extra energy to reheat back to it's set temperature.
Properly designed pool fencing is the most effective way to keep children safe. Pool fencing can be installed on all sides of a pool or on just three sides if the pool backs up to the house. IN that case, additional layers safety are needed in addition to the pool fencing.
Duct cleaning is something your might consider doing every other year, or if the home has been through a very dusty experience like a remodeling projects. Heating and cooling filters should be changed regularly order to keep your duct system clean and to improve efficiency. Duct cleaning and changing filters should be high on a home owner's priority list, as the air inside the home could be dirtier than the air outside.
Clean your wood deck with a mixture of powdered laundry detergent and hot water. To remove mildew stains from your wood deck, use a 10 % bleach solution, and you will have a shiny clean wood deck that is ready for summer fun.