How you program your thermostat settings is based 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 how at your regular 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 in the past 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 back to a comfortable temperature. 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 wants that?
- Another drawback 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 it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 602-832-7808 to set up an appointment.