How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine 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 decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The best 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 probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
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. Speak to your County Line Mechanical LLC furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 717-216-0846 to set up an appointment.