Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to help you start 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 ensure you’re not setting 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 routine 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 turn your furnace off to save money. You’ll likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who wants that?

  3. Another problem with adjusting 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 inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Home Comfort Heating & Air furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 763-276-0617 to set up an appointment.