Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 get you started on your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you in the past 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 warm your home back up. 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another snag with bumping 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 inspect for condensation so you can adjust 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 224-412-8308 to set up an appointment.

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