How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings now.
- 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect 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.
- 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 significant water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with setting 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 watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 740-474-5940 to set up an appointment.