Temperatures are dropping and it’s time to bundle up! This often means homeowners are faced with a dilemma - “should I raise the thermostat to stay warm or should I bundle up and brave the elements?” Well, we’re going to provide you with some tips below that will allow you to enjoy a warm, comfortable home all season long without digging deeper into your pockets when the energy bill arrives.
Believe it or not, programmable thermostats can be found in roughly 75% of the homes in our area, but over half of them are not programmed, or not programmed correctly.
We recommend taking some time this week to learn how to program your thermostat and set it so that it stays at a pretty consistent temperature throughout the day and night.
Of course, we recommend lowering the temperature a few degrees if you’ll be away from the house for a while and while you sleep.
Window film is a great way to keep warm inside your home and keep cool air out. It can be found at most local box stores and home improvement stores and it’s relatively inexpensive.
This is especially useful if your windows are over 30-35 years old, as there’s a good chance they’ll be leaking.
Have rooms of the house that aren’t frequently used? We suggest closing the vents in those rooms so that you don’t waste money heating an unoccupied room or area of the house.
Your heating system is essential to the overall comfort of your home. Winters throughout the Twin Cities area can get extremely cold, and having a properly working heater isn’t just about comfort, it’s also about safety. When something goes wrong and your heater won’t turn on or fails to work as well as it should, Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here to help.