Some homeowners in the Twin Cities - St. Paul area welcome fall with open arms. But others dread the changing temperatures as it represents a sign of higher energy bills once again. If you often find yourself spending a fortune on heating bills during the fall and winter months, take a peek at some of the energy-saving tips below:
Seal drafty windows and doors. The purpose of your home’s heating system is to heat the house, not the outdoors. We also recommend covering your windows with insulating drapes or shades.
Add caulking or weatherstripping to cracks and gaps around windows and doors.
Set the thermostat as low as is comfortable. When you head out for the day, lower the temperature 10-15°. Doing so for 8 hours a day could save you 10% on energy bills.
Have your heating system serviced now. Replace the filter in your furnace and make sure it’s ready for cooler temperatures.
Flush out your water heater. Get rid of sediment that has been building up all year for smoother operation this season.
For the best in service, advice and expert installations for your heating system in the Twin Cities - St. Paul area, call and speak with the heating professionals at Uptown Heating today.