Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

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 what you need to do at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you many times 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your E.B. Air, LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 979-335-4262 to set up an appointment.

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