How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you in the past 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 perfect 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 turn 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 who has time for that?
- Another snag with adjusting 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 inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your B & B Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 314-325-7552 to set up an appointment.