How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.
- We’ve told you many times 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 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 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 who has time for 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 inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Faust Air Conditioning and Heating furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 979-323-6130 to set up an appointment.