How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you many times that you can save money by lowering 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 warm enough again. The perfect 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 fine-tune your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your GV Heating & Air furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 763-535-2000 to set up an appointment.