As Floridians, we catch a chill when the weather dips down into the 60s! Before you start reaching for that thermostat, you should consider making a few changes to your home to make sure you are ready for that cold weather. Take a look at these tips for keeping the cold out:

Invest in Weather Stripping – When you add weather stripping to your doors, you can keep drafts from coming in and stop the warm air in your home from escaping. Furthermore, stripping will stop your cool air from escaping during the summer.

Monitor Your Energy Usage – If you are concerned with your energy bills increasing in the winter, you can invest in an electricity usage monitor. These devices let you know exactly how much something costs to run and leave on.

Use a Programmable Thermostat – When you are not home, your thermostat does not need to be running. When you invest in a programmable thermostat, you can make sure your heater does not run all day but keeps the home warm enough for when you come back.

Whether your energy bill is high or you just need help with installations, the Jacksonville electrical contractors at Mister Sparky® First Coast are here to help you. From Ponte Vedre to the Westside, our dedicated staff always works hard to make sure you are satisfied with our exceptional services.