How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do 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 now.
- We’ve told you many times 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 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.
- 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 considerable water damage, and who wants that?
- Another drawback with bumping 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 watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Dearing's Service & Solutions furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 812-200-5844 to set up an appointment.