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 about it at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start 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 ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. 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.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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?
- Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Scott Temperature furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 785-269-0465 to set up an appointment.