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7 Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

As the temperatures dip below freezing, we all know that means another cold Minnesota winter is almost here. Staying comfortable in this weather is hard enough, especially when you want to cut costs and maintain a budget. Read on to learn about winter home energy saving tips to help keep your home cozy and cost effective all season long. Test Your Heating System and Schedule Professional Maintenance Turn on your heating system to test and make sure it’s ready before the season hits. You should also schedule maintenance service with an HVAC professional. This typically includes a thorough inspection and testing, cleaning, and a routine tune-up. The technician can also identify any problems, discuss recommendations, and make any necessary repairs before they can become expensive problems later. Throughout the winter, be sure to clean or change the air filter per manufacturer recommendations. A dirty filter reduces airflow and overall efficiency, and they can quickly lead to system failure if they become clogged. Use Energy-Efficient LED Lights and Appliances According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), lighting products with light-emitting diode (LED) technology use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. LEDs also last up to 25 times longer—on top of lower power bills, you won’t have to spend as much money on […]

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