How to push the right buttons

Button to Push

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When a cold snap hits Minnesota this winter, there are a few buttons you can push to lower your energy bill.

This winter, start by wearing warm clothing and turning down your thermostat to 68 degrees to lower your energy bill.  For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you’ll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Set the thermostat at 55 degrees, or turn your furnace off at night unless it’s so cold your pipes will freeze.

Replace those furnace filters once a month. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy use.

Seal up the leaks. Caulk leaks around windows and doors. Look for places where you have pipes, vents or electrical conduits that go through the wall, ceiling or floor. Check the bathroom, underneath the kitchen sink, pipes inside a closet, etc. If you find a gap at the point where the pipe or vents goes through the wall, seal it up.

Beat the rush and have your furnace checked now. Call your heating and air conditioning specialists at Practical Systems – 952-933-1868.

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