Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP.

  1. 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 warm your home back up. The perfect 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 has time for that?

  3. Another problem with adjusting 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 tweak 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. Talk to your True Temp Heating & Air Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 706-695-7492 to set up an appointment.