How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just be sure to not set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another drawback 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Lanz Furnace and Fireplace furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 608-291-3606 to set up an appointment.