Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is based on 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 what you need to do at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just be sure to not set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another drawback with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Local HVAC Repair & Service furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 224-300-4806 to set up an appointment.

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