How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not have known 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings now.
- 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 ideal 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.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 considerable water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your The Frazier Company furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 402-628-0206 to set up an appointment.