Are you already sick of winter? Well, we hate to break it to you, but we are still several months away from feeling spring breezes and the grass beneath our toes. However, we can make the most of the time we spend inside our homes if we make it as comfortable as possible. Here are our 10 expert tips to achieving home comfort in Minnesota this winter.
Find A Perfect Thermostat Setting
It’s the obvious first step to keeping warm this winter, but once you find your golden thermostat setting, you’ll see why its number one in keeping you comfortable and saving you money. Most people believe that anywhere between 68-70 degrees is ideal in the winter. But you may find that you prefer to sleep in cooler air, so feel free to turn it down at night. A programmable thermostat can help you make adjustments at certain times of day so you can set it and forget it.
Just as important to your comfort as the temperature, is the humidity. In summer, you feel hot and muggy when the humidity is too high. In winter, you can feel clammy or colder with too much moisture in the air. If there is not enough moisture, you’ll get dry skin, brittle nails and hair, and chapped lips. The key is finding the right balance in your home and a whole house humidifier/dehumidifier can help with that.