Helpful Hacks to Winterize Your Minneapolis Home — and Cut Your Heating Bill

The harder your heating and cooling system has to work, the higher your energy bill will be. This year, take the time to winterize your home before the temperatures start to drop, and you will see a huge difference when your energy bill comes in the mail.


Stay warm this winter without it costing a fortune by doing the following things to your Minneapolis home.

Super Easy Things to Do to Winterize Your Home

When winterizing your home, the goal is to seal up the house so that cold air from the outside is less likely to get inside. Some things you will want to consider doing to keep the cold air out and the warm air in include:

  • Replace curtains with heavy curtains — The heavier curtains act like insulation and can create a barrier between the cold air outside and the warm inside.
  • Use caulking to seal any cracks or gaps around doors, windows, and air ducts — It is important to seal any cracks or gaps around windows and doors. If you are unsure what to do, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can help provide you with hacks for caulking that will help you keep the cold air outside.
  • Prevent water pipes from freezing — A burst water pipe will not only cost you a lot in repairs, but it can raise your water bill and heating bill.
  • Keep out cold drafts by weatherstripping your storm doors and windows — This prevents the cold air from getting in through large gaps around your doors and windows.

Schedule an Appointment to Have Your Home’s Ducts Repaired

Cold air can get into your home if the air ducts to your heating and cooling system have even a small crack or a tiny bit of damage. Prevent cold air from getting in during the winter by scheduling an appointment with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to have the ducts in your home sealed using Aeroseal Duct Sealing.

Aeroseal Duct Sealing is uniquely created so that the “good” air stays inside your air ducts while the “bad” air stays out. By doing this, you will be able to save money on your heating and cooling bills.

In addition to saving money, using Aeroseal Duct Sealing will improve the quality of air in your home. By sealing up any cracks, gaps or holes with this sealant, you will be keeping allergens, dust and other harmful things from entering your home and contaminating the air you breathe.

Call Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today to schedule an appointment to have an experienced technician seal the ducts in your Minneapolis home with Aeroseal Duct Sealing.

Have other questions about how to winterize your home or save money on heating costs? Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can help with that too! Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.