How you set your thermostat settings is based on 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 how 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 today.
- 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This routine can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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?
- Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 949-204-0859 to set up an appointment.