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Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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.

  3. Another snag 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 watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Superior Comfort Systems furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 828-775-5176 or visit us online to set up an appointment.