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Why Does 50 Degrees Feel Balmy in March But Frigid in September?

It happens every year: The mercury hits 50 degrees Fahrenheit and Minnesotans act like they’re on a tropical beach vacation. The coats come off, the T-shirts come out, and the sunburns take us all by surprise.
So why is it that when the same temperature shows up for the first time in September, we all run screaming for parkas and pumpkin spice lattes? And is there an easy way to stay more comfortable all year ‘round without cranking your thermostat up and down? (The answer to that second question: Yes, there is. Stay tuned.)

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Can You Save Energy on Your Appliances Without Upgrading to New, Energy-Efficient Appliances? (Yes, and we have three hacks to prove it!)

When you search for ways to save money on your energy bills, it’s common to run across the same advice over and over: Upgrade to new, energy-efficient appliances.

Of course, that is good advice. Energy-efficient appliances can make a huge difference in your energy bill. But it’s also a significant expense up front. What if upgrading appliances isn’t in your budget right now? Can you still save energy on the appliances you have now?

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What are the Quickest, Easiest, Cheapest Ways to Lower Energy Bills?

Grab your phone.
Set a timer for ten minutes.
And get ready to lower your energy bills.

No, you don’t have to huddle in a dark, cold house all winter to do it. (We’re in Minnesota so we know how Important it is to stay warm through a long winter—and to stay cool through a hot, humid summer!)

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Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home
Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home

October is recognized as National Energy Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Energy spreads awareness about the impacts of excessive energy consumption and promotes initiatives to reduce individual energy use. During this month and the rest of the year, it’s important to start thinking of ways you can improve your home energy consumption habits. Below,

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Fall Maintenance Checklist - Bonfe Blog
Fall Maintenance Checklist

Are you prepared for the cold months ahead? Making sure your home is ready first could help with that. Getting ahead and checking in on the parts of your home that keep you warm can help you save money, time and stress. Below we provide you with a home maintenance checklist to walk through and

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Furnace Tune-Up: Do You Need One This Season?

It’s that time of year again—cold weather is just around the corner. Is your furnace ready for another winter? You’re probably familiar with professional furnace checks but do you really know what’s involved?   What’s involved in a furnace tune-up? A check involves over 20 technical steps. Here are two of the most important ones:

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Bonfe + LeakSmart – Home Leak and Flood Protection Solved

At Bonfe, our business is designed around making the lives of our customers easier, more enjoyable and stress-free. This is why we have partnered with LeakSmart to offer you the best possible technology to prevent leaks in your home. We are constantly trying to improve the services we offer you and the products we have

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Start Your Career with Bonfe

Did you know? There is a major labor shortage in the United States right now and this includes the HVAC industry. Are you wondering why this is not only happening but also why it’s happening right now? Let us tell you!   Labor Shortage: Let’s go back in time. Historically, for people growing up in

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8 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save Money this Summer

Everyone wants to save money, right? No one actually likes seeing their energy bill to skyrocket when it’s time to turn on the AC. Here are a few ways you can conserve energy, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint this summer when it comes to dealing with the heat: When it cools off at

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How Air Conditioning Affects Sleep

Even though we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, the majority of us still aren’t getting the 8-10 hours recommended by experts. (On average, Americans are only sleeping 6.8 hours per night.) With sleep being such a precious commodity, it’s more important than ever to create ideal sleeping conditions. One way we do this

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