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Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule 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 regular furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 best 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 bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Three Rivers Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 503-213-4433 to set up an appointment.