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 what you need to do at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you many times 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 warm your home back up. The perfect 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause major water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 224-412-8308 to set up an appointment.