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 have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now. 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 ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home back to a comfortable temperature. 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 each year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and who has time for that? Another drawback with bumping 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 inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Cool Power LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 631-360-2665 or visit us online to set up an appointment.