Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine 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.

  1. 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 practice can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 no one wants that.

  3. Another problem with setting 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 it forms.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle 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, you can call us at 254-307-9572 to set up an appointment.