Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can 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 share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 each year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 602-997-5701 or visit us online to set up an appointment.