How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on 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 be sure to not set 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 practice 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 shut 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Freed Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 309-323-9584 to set up an appointment.