How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.
- 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 practice 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 shut 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another drawback with adjusting 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 look out for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Cool Power LLC furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 631-246-4029 to set up an appointment.