How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 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 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 it forms.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 512-355-1482 to set up an appointment.