Congratulations! You have almost made it through the Minnesota winter! Though, we might be seeing a few more weeks or even months of cold weather, at this point, you might be wondering how you can save a few bucks on heating next year. Not liking what you see on your heating bill? Heating in the Twin Cities can call for some planning and foresight, so here are a few things to keep in mind for next winter.
Cut Down On Drafts and Air Leaks
There are several different ways to can make your house less likely to leak its heating. The first is to install shrink-wrap plastic on your windows. It is a relatively affordable solution and available at most home improvement stores. You can also get special guards for your doorways to keep cold air from leaking in underneath them.
A more pricey solution but sometimes a necessary one is having new windows put in. The windows on the market today are much more air-tight than they used to be. Keep an eye on your home’s duct work as well and if you see any cracks or damage, make sure they are repaired or replaced.
Get Smart, Consider a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t have one already, consider having a programmable thermostat installed before next winter. Our heating experts at Aabbott Ferraro can install one of these for you. It will allow you to set the temperature in your home to go either go up or down depending on what time of day it is. If you go to work during the day, you can schedule your heating to decrease while you’re gone and to come back up a few minutes before you get home. That way, your house is nice and warm while you are in it and a bit cooler when you are not. Those few degrees could make a big difference and help you save a little on heating next year.
Schedule a Furnace Physical from Aabbott Ferraro
A great way to save money on your heating bills next winter is to make sure your furnace is running at its peak efficiency. Arrange for one of the experts at Aabbott Ferraro to give your furnace a once-over before the cold kicks in. We can even come out and inspect your furnace on an annual basis to ensure proficiency every year. We will make sure your heating system doesn’t require any repairs and that it’s as clean as it should be. After all, a clean furnace works much better than a dirty one!
Follow these tips for a warmer, more comfortable and more affordable winter next year. For more information on heating in the Twin Cities, call Aabbott Ferraro at 651-776-7214 or contact us to Schedule Your Appointment.