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Winter Weather Tips

How would you describe a Twin Cities winter? Some would say bitterly cold, others would say tons of snow – either way, most of us crank up the thermostat in order to stay warm. And while it might make our homes feel comfortable and cozy, you may not be so comfortable when your heating bill arrives.

Luckily for you, there are ways to keep your home warm without breaking the bank. Follow the tips below for keeping a toasty home this season:

  1. Live in an older Twin Cities home? Even if your windows are properly sealed, weatherstripped and caulked, they can still be drafty. But the right shades, curtains or even blinds can help. Cellular shades can actually trap cold air near the windows saving you between 10 and 30 percent on energy bills.

  2. Make sure your thermostat is located away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat in your home. Otherwise, it can detect a false temperature reading and cause your heat to kick on or off at inopportune times.

  3. Place area rugs or carpets in rooms with hardwood or tile floors. Cold floors can lead to cold feet which can make you feel chilly.

  4. Upgrade your old equipment. Inefficient appliances could be costing you a fortune. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to help cut heating costs.

If you are looking for a new heating system for your Twin Cities – St. Paul area home, then trust the experts with over 100 year proven track record and speak to Uptown Heating. Call us today at (612) 324-1004.

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