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 realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular 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.

  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 make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially 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?

  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 tweak your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 432-237-0168 to set up an appointment.

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