How you set 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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering 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 warm your home back up. 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 each year, 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 no one wants that.
- Another drawback with setting 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 watch for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 717-383-4479 to set up an appointment.