Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by decreasing 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 routine can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 major water damage, and who wants that? Another problem with bumping 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 adjust your temperature if it forms. 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 254-939-1141 or visit us online to set up an appointment.