How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can 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 get you started on 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 ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. The perfect 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 switch 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another problem with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Air Concepts of Middle Georgia furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 478-200-5689 to set up an appointment.