Punxsutawney Phil seems to be on track with his prediction of 6 more weeks of winter. Despite daffodil shoots appearing in flower beds and March starting this weekend, it appears another round of winter wonderland potential is headed our way in Middle Tennessee. Just in case you're still thawing out from last week or still staggering from electric bill sticker shock, we've gathered a few tips to help you keep warm and toasty for the rest of this winter.
-Set the thermostat to 68 degrees. It never hurt to walk around your home in a sweater and fuzzy socks! If you've got a programmable thermostat, you can adjust accordingly based on whether or not you are home.
-Wrap all exterior faucets with styrofoam, newspaper or other insulating materials. If your hot water heater or any other heating is located outside of the main dwell, also insulate it as well as possible.
-Leave your faucets dripping at night. If the sound is bothersome, tie a piece of string or floss around the faucet and the drips will roll down the string/floss quietly.
-Carefully knock ice, snow, stray limbs and other yard debris away from your heating unit to keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
-Change your air filters. When your units have been running as hard and often as required this winter, changing the air filters in your home regularly keeps dust, dirt and debris from building up, thus draining efficiency.
If you need any help with your home services or needs, then please let us know.
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