How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.
- 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 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another problem with adjusting 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 fine-tune your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Tri County Climate Control LLC furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 541-238-2797 to set up an appointment.