Minnesota Heating and Cooling 101

Heating and cooling can account for as much as half of the energy bill. In fact, for the average homeowner in Minnesota, almost $478 of the $955 annual energy bill goes to their furnace and air conditioning system (U.S. Energy Information Administration).

Typical House Memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009

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1 – Program Your Thermostat

Programming your thermostat could take a few minutes, depending on how friendly your thermostat’s interface is. This is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. A thermostat could save you about $180 a year. For more, read the Proper Use Guidelines for Programmable Thermostats (ENERGY STAR).

2 – Change the Filter Regularly

Inspect your filter every month. If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder, wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system that could lead to an early system failure.

3 – Tune Up Your Equipment Yearly

We recommend following the manufacturer’s guidelines of regular maintenance. A yearly tune-up of your equipment, furnace, and air conditioner, can improve efficiency and comfort and decrease the need for repairs over time.

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