Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set 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 regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings today. 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 be sure to not 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. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who has time for that? Another problem 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 adjust 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 803-796-9172 or visit us online to set up an appointment.