How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual 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 now.
- 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 habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills annually, 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 considerable water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with setting 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 look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Assured Appliance and Heating & Air furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 847-306-8990 to set up an appointment.