Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.

  1. We’ve told you before 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 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another snag with setting 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 watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Airmen HVAC Service furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 570-322-3131 to set up an appointment.