Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do 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 now.

  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 warm your home back up. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Another drawback with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 803-265-4208 to set up an appointment.

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