Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you before 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 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 habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills each year, 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 who has time for that?

  3. Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs.

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. Talk to your True Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 720-316-1898 to set up an appointment.

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