Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by decreasing 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 warm enough again. The ideal 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Scott Temperature furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 785-269-0465 to set up an appointment.

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