Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP. 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 warm your home back up. 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 every 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 major water damage, and who wants that? Another problem with adjusting 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 801-305-4777 or visit us online to set up an appointment.