Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit 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 switch 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 has time for that?

  3. Another drawback with setting 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 inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 662-350-0343 to set up an appointment.

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