How you set your thermostat settings is determined by 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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The best 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.
- 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 significant water damage, and who wants that?
- Another drawback with setting 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 inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Durable Service furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 308-995-8177 to set up an appointment.