Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is based 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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings today.

  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 each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 major water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another snag with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 224-699-9229 or visit us online to set up an appointment.

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