Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Air Temperature Control furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 478-202-3170 to set up an appointment.

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