How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 warm your home back up. The best 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.
- 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 major water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Bon Air Service Company furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 972-332-1028 to set up an appointment.