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Seven Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

If you’re looking for some easy ways to save money, here are seven easy ways to lower your heating bills. Labor Day has come and gone and living in Minnesota, we know the cold could arrive at any minute and with colder temps comes higher home heating bills. We’re all looking for ways to make our homes work better while spending less. Here are some easy ways to do it.

1. Thermostats

Programming it for a lower temperature at night or even better, a smart thermostat will allow you to program the comfort in your home based on the temp outside, helping you save hundreds of dollars on heating bills.

2. Look for air loss.

Gaps around the windows and doors where cold and warm air is circulating will make the furnace run more often. Caulk or weatherstripping is a quick and easy fix that will help you save money.  

3. Insulation

Adding insulation to the attic and basement will significantly reduce the amount of warm air that is escaping the home. There’s a number of options, one of the simplest is blow-in insulation, you can have a local company do the project for you or you can rent a blow-in machine from a tool rental company.

4. The Sun

Letting the sunshine in windows during the day will help to keep a room warmer and probably the simplest way to lower your heating bill.

5. Windows

The windows can also be glazed or coated with a reflective material that will catch more of the sunlight to help heat the home.  

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6. Water Heater

Turning it down a few degrees in the winter will make it run less and an even better idea is a tankless water heater that only warms the water when you need it, helping you conserve and spend less.

7. Run the ceiling fans counter-clockwise.

It will pull the cooler air up and push the warmer air down the walls. Switching the directions of the fan is extremely easy, just flip the switch on the actual unit.

Have Dean’s Home Services help lower your heating bills! An HVAC professional with Dean’s Home Services will be able to help you understand what’s going on with your HVAC system, making sure that it’s running as efficiently as possible. Let our team of professionals show you how we have earned our reputation for providing honest, reliable service.

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