EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Conservation
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-08, 09:39 AM   #1
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 5,463
Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 366 Times in 297 Posts
Default Great list of DIY conservation ideas

I've referenced this page for a while when planning out new projects and prioritizing them. BuildItSolar.com has an excellent list of conservation projects. He did this as part of his '"Half Project" which the objective was to half his energy useage. The list is very well put together with listed costs, energy savings, money savings, CO2 reduction, ROIs (return on investement), and difficulty level. Some of the projects are surprisingly simple and cost next to nothing. Some are a bit more expensive. My personal favorite was the duct sealing. 375% ROI in the first year! Its hard to be that.

__________________
Current project -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Daox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-08, 11:44 AM   #2
toyobug
avid DIY'r
 
toyobug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MS. Gulf Coast
Posts: 154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I read through that link. Some great ideas. I especially liked the one about using the dryer vent to reclaim the heat from drying your clothes..."hot" idea..
toyobug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-08, 02:18 PM   #3
insaneintenti0n
Apprentice EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 183
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

i like the drier one too! my drier is under my living room so that would be awesome.
insaneintenti0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-08, 07:31 PM   #4
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 5,463
Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 366 Times in 297 Posts
Default

Just remember, that the air from the dryer is going to be super moist! Possibly not a bad thing in winter, but be careful.
__________________
Current project -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Daox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-08, 07:10 AM   #5
insaneintenti0n
Apprentice EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 183
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

yea, that's what the DIY hinted at. my house is dry as hell during the winter and we run a small humidifier because of it. that would help, but you'd have to do it right.
insaneintenti0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-08, 07:34 AM   #6
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 5,463
Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 366 Times in 297 Posts
Default

Yeah, you could probably just run a fan when you are using the dryer to keep air moving around and the moisture even distributed instead of building up in/on an area.
__________________
Current project -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Daox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-08, 12:34 PM   #7
toyobug
avid DIY'r
 
toyobug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MS. Gulf Coast
Posts: 154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

don't forget about having a way to catch the lint.
toyobug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-08, 10:05 PM   #8
knowbodies
Home Improvement Goon
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Moose Jaw, SK, CA
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have a drying rack set up in front of my boiler instead. Except for 1 weekly load of towels (I like fluffy towels) my drier is never used.
knowbodies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-08, 10:37 PM   #9
SVOboy
Administrator
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 291
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by knowbodies View Post
I have a drying rack set up in front of my boiler instead. Except for 1 weekly load of towels (I like fluffy towels) my drier is never used.
Hey knowbodies, welcome to ecorenovator! That's definitely a nice idea with the boiler, wish I had that option here at college.

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
conservation, diy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design