Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine 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 today.

  1. We’ve told you before 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 best 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another snag 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 inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your D & D Heating & AC furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 720-316-1401 to set up an appointment.

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