How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do 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 in the past 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 best 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 each 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 point out areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Stieferman Heating Company Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 573-635-3547 to set up an appointment.