How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by 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 today.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal 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.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 no one wants that.
- 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 look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your House of Heating Incorporated furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 715-384-3163 to set up an appointment.