How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.
- 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 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- 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 major water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 662-281-1231 to set up an appointment.