How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.
- 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 warm enough again. The ideal 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 shut 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another drawback with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Air Service Co. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 918-212-8943 to set up an appointment.