Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by bumping down 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 perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice 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 switch 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another snag with adjusting 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 inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Stan's Heating, Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 541-889-3987 or visit us online to set up an appointment.