So much for the ‘mini heat wave’ we had the last four days huh? Just to top it off with the snowstorm! And now…. extremely freezing temperatures. With the Minnesota weather being so unreliable and plummeting over 20 degrees in a matter of days, you’re probably not wanting to leave your home… at all! And no one blames you. But now that you’re stuck indoors, you realize your home may be lacking in sufficient insulation and you’ve cranked up the heat so high you know your spouse is going to come home and throw a fit! In this first part of our blog, Century Insulation Minneapolis – your local spray foam insulation contractor Minneapolis – would like to provide you with some tips to conserve energy, save on your heating and cooling bills, and most of all… keep your Minneapolis home warm and comfortable. These tips will be continued in our next insulation blog.
Spray Foam Insulation Contractors Minneapolis | Keep yourself warm this winter!
Below you will find some quick tips to keep your home warmer this winter:
1 – Home Insulation Project: First and foremost, improving the R value of your home by having sufficient insulation installed is the ideal way to reap all the benefits of an energy efficient home. Century Insulation Minneapolis is a preferred contractor for Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy. Our energy efficiency inspections, air sealing and insulation improvements will get your home operating at peak efficiency. We are BPI certified (as all preferred insulation contractors must be) and will fully inspect your home so that you can save money on your energy bills while also using less energy. By using a certified Minnesota Insulation Contractor, you can take ease knowing that you are using someone who has been trained and is up to date on the latest practices and techniques to ensure that your Minneapolis home is in peak functioning condition. The great bonus with this… as you increase your home insulation and in turn the energy efficient of your Minneapolis home, you qualify for energy rebates which will save you more money upfront AND ultimately in the long run.
2 – Thermostat Adjustments: By adjusting your thermostat when you leave your home will save you money on heating and cooling bills while you are simply away from your home. During our everyday lives and routines we are in such a hurry that we leave our cozy warm homes as is and return to equally warm homes. But by lowering your heating when you leave home in the cold, even by a few degrees can help to save you a little bit more money. When you’re back, just turn it back to your desired temperature – an efficient thermostat will heat your home up within no time.
3 – Use your Fireplace efficiently: there’s nothing like having your very own fireplace in your home, keeping you and your family warm and cozy during intense Minnesota winter months. There are ways you can use your fireplace more efficiently to retain heat and minimize heat loss from our home. When you are not using your fireplace, make sure you keep the damper closed so that you are minimizing air loss passages from inside your home to the outside. When using your fireplace you are also free to turn down your thermostat way low to around 50 degrees – which is great on savings on your heating bill and reduces the load on your HVAC system. Did you know, by installing tempered glass doors in your home (when using a fireplace) helps warm air stay in your home!
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This winter, give yourself the gift a warmer and more energy efficient home by hiring the best Minnesota Insulation Contractors in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area – and don’t wait, Contact us today for a free energy efficiency inspection – or give us a call at 763-270-8765 or email email@example.com for further questions.