Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you before 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. 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 every year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another problem with setting 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 look out for condensation so you can tweak 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, you can call us at 478-784-1109 or visit us online to set up an appointment.