Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do 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 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal 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 potentially 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 bumping 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 will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your B & B Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 314-838-9800 or visit us online to set up an appointment.