Imagine you had lots of extra cash stashed away to spend on holiday gifts, food and experiences this year? Instead of spending hundreds to heat your home, wouldn’t it be nice if you could spend that money on your friends and family or treat yourself to something nice? Well, it’s time to start making some changes and trust us when we tell you you’ll be quite happy this holiday season!
Don’t Heat The House When Nobody’s Home
Sure, you want your home to be warm and cozy while everyone’s home, but why keep it warm while it’s vacant? A simple solution for this is to install a programmable thermostat. This way, you can set a desired temperature for the hours you’ll want the heat to come up and then have it drop down a few degrees while your family is away.
It’s Closed-Flue Season
There may not be anything better than relaxing by the fire on a cold winter day. With that said though, an open flue lets out about as much warm air as a wide-open 48-inch window. Be sure to close the flue as soon as the fire goes out and the inside of the fireplace cools off.
Drapes Are For More Than Just Privacy
If you haven’t done so already, we recommend swapping out your lighter summer drapes for heavier materials. Why? Well, drapes shouldn’t only be used to keep the light out or for privacy - they can actually be used to keep warm inside and cold air out.
We’re talking about your clothes and your bed. There’s harm in wearing a few layers while you’re hanging out at home. Don’t be afraid to throw on a sweatshirt and warm pants if you feel chilly. It’s also a good idea to pack away your “stay-cool” sheets and break out the flannel.
For a simple solution to aid in increasing energy efficiency without lowering comfort levels in your Minneapolis - St. Paul home, consider the benefits of a digital programmable thermostat professionally installed by the team at Uptown Heating. Call us today at 612-284-5789.