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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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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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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Tips to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Warmer Weather

March in Minnesota can’t make up its mind: one day we get slammed with enough snow to warrant school closures, and the next it’s 40 and sunny, bringing spring-time thoughts of flowers and sunshine and warmer days ahead. March weather also means your heating and cooling needs will likely go from one extreme to another.

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Save Energy With Nest Learning Thermostat

Did you know that your thermostat is responsible for over half of your monthly energy bill? If you’re trying to save energy in your home, you need a thermostat that not only works with you, but works for you. Saving money on energy use is not as easy as simply installing a programmable thermostat. You

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With each passing day of sweltering afternoons and sweaty evenings, you’re probably feeling more and more mentally prepared for fall. But is your home ready for the onset of cold weather? Use this fall home maintenance checklist of six essential maintenance tasks to ensure your house is as ready as you are for the temperatures to cool off. Bonfe’s

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Use Your Programmable Thermostat to Actually Save Money

Do you want to save money on your energy bill without sacrificing comfort? Do you want a device that links home comfort, energy savings, and convenience all in one? No, you don’t need a magic wand to achieve all this. You just need to install a programmable thermostat in your home. What is a programmable

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Use Alexa to Control Your Nest Thermostat From Bed

When you combine Alexa with other home automation products, you can create a smart home that caters to your preferences and responds to the sound of your voice. Combining the voice control capabilities of Alexa with the remote temperature control of the Nest Thermostat gives you unprecedented control over your home climate. With the dual

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What Happens During a Spring AC Tune-Up and Why It’s Important

Spring will be here faster than we know it. We’ve already had our first taste of spring with a couple unseasonably warm weekends in February. It may feel premature to start thinking about air conditioning when you still wake up to a morning frost, but March is the ideal time to schedule your spring AC

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