Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule 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 regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.

  1. 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 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 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your The Frazier Company furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 402-896-5900 to set up an appointment.

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