How you set your thermostat settings is based 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 now.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by decreasing 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 best 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 has time for that?
- Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 801-305-4777 to set up an appointment.