How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine 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 bumping down 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 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- 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 who has time for that?
- Another drawback with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 361-214-1203 to set up an appointment.