Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings today. We’ve told you in the past 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 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 each year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 considerable 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 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. Speak to your Faust Air Conditioning and Heating furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 979-532-2511 or visit us online to set up an appointment.