Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust 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 about it at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 ideal way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This routine 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 probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 815-410-1128 to set up an appointment.

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