Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 routine can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 who wants that?

  3. 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 adjust your temperature if it occurs.

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. Talk to your Stan's Heating, Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 541-286-6602 to set up an appointment.

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