March 9, 2023 Uncategorized

In order to save on heating bills during Minnesota’s long winters, there are several simple and affordable steps that can be taken to reduce energy use. These changes can lead to significant improvements in energy savings for your home.

Here are some suggestions:

• Rearrange furniture so that it is against interior walls to reduce drafts and minimize the need to turn up the thermostat.

• Open curtains and blinds during the day to allow natural sunlight and heat into the house.

• Make small adjustments to your electricity practices, such as turning off lights when not in use, keeping the fireplace damper closed when not in use, and turning off exhaust fans after a few minutes.

• Unplug unused appliances at night, as they still consume electricity even when switched off.

• Seal all leaks leading into your home, including cracks around walls, doors, windows, plumbing, and electrical connections.

• Add additional insulation to your water heater, ductwork, or furnace to improve energy efficiency and prevent energy loss.

• Seal ducts with foil tape and mastic, and remove any blockages from the duct vents to allow proper airflow.

• Use a programmable thermostat to regulate the temperature in your home, lowering it by 10 degrees at night and when you are away to save on heating bills.

• Have a professional inspect and repair your annually and change filters once a year to maintain efficiency.

For additional energy savings methods or Anoka heating and cooling questions, contact Marsh Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance. Their goal is to educate customers on energy and home comfort issues related to Champlin heating and air conditioning systems.