Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not have known 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.

  1. 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 best 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 annually, 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another drawback 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 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 House of Heating Incorporated furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 888-384-3163 to set up an appointment.

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