How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 ASAP.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 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.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another problem with setting 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 look out for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Precision Mechanical furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 605-206-3766 to set up an appointment.