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5 Tips to Keep your Minneapolis Furnace Bills Low

Posted on March 3, 2014Rick Welter

Minneapolis Furnace Bill This winter has been especially cold for Minneapolis residents. In fact, in December and January, Minnesota experienced 30-year record low temperatures. Minnesota hasn’t been the only state experiencing such cold temperatures, and increased demand for furnace fuel nationwide has driven up the price of natural gas. I’m willing to bet that your Minneapolis furnace bills this winter have reflected the combination of cold temperatures and higher fuel prices!

Want to reduce the amount of money that you spend on your heat bills? These five simple tips will help you keep more money in your wallet this winter.

  1. Lower your Thermostat at Night: Lowering your thermostat for six hours or more, i.e. before you go to bed or to work, can help you save up to ten percent a year on home heating costs.
  2. Change your Air Filters: Do you change your air filters every month? If your answer is no, your Minneapolis furnace is not functioning at full efficiency.  In fact, having dirty air filters can increase the operating cost of your furnace by as much at 10% percent.
  3. Schedule a Maintenance Check: If you haven’t scheduled Minneapolis furnace maintenance in over a year, it’s time to have a professional come out to ensure that your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. For just $99, Ray N. Welter Heating Company will clean, test and inspect all elements of your furnace.
  4. Insulate your Water Heater: Your water heater accounts for about a quarter of your gas bill, so it’s important to ensure that it’s operating efficiently. To save money on your hot water heater, set it to 120 degrees and wrap it in an insulated blanket. You should also insulate any exposed water pipes to help them maintain warmth. Following these steps will help you save up to 15% on your hot water costs.
  5. Seal Doors and Windows: Warmth can escape from your windows and doors, so consider wrapping your windows in shrink wrap during the winter and sealing leaks around doors with weather-stripping.

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5 Tips to Keep your Minneapolis Furnace Bills Low

Posted on March 3, 2014Rick Welter

Minneapolis Furnace Bill This winter has been especially cold for Minneapolis residents. In fact, in December and January, Minnesota experienced 30-year record low temperatures. Minnesota hasn’t been the only state experiencing such cold temperatures, and increased demand for furnace fuel nationwide has driven up the price of natural gas. I’m willing to bet that your Minneapolis furnace bills this winter have reflected the combination of cold temperatures and higher fuel prices!

Want to reduce the amount of money that you spend on your heat bills? These five simple tips will help you keep more money in your wallet this winter.

  1. Lower your Thermostat at Night: Lowering your thermostat for six hours or more, i.e. before you go to bed or to work, can help you save up to ten percent a year on home heating costs.
  2. Change your Air Filters: Do you change your air filters every month? If your answer is no, your Minneapolis furnace is not functioning at full efficiency.  In fact, having dirty air filters can increase the operating cost of your furnace by as much at 10% percent.
  3. Schedule a Maintenance Check: If you haven’t scheduled Minneapolis furnace maintenance in over a year, it’s time to have a professional come out to ensure that your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. For just $99, Ray N. Welter Heating Company will clean, test and inspect all elements of your furnace.
  4. Insulate your Water Heater: Your water heater accounts for about a quarter of your gas bill, so it’s important to ensure that it’s operating efficiently. To save money on your hot water heater, set it to 120 degrees and wrap it in an insulated blanket. You should also insulate any exposed water pipes to help them maintain warmth. Following these steps will help you save up to 15% on your hot water costs.
  5. Seal Doors and Windows: Warmth can escape from your windows and doors, so consider wrapping your windows in shrink wrap during the winter and sealing leaks around doors with weather-stripping.

For more helpful advice about home heating, subscribe to the Ray N. Welter Heating Blog or like us on Facebook!

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