How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your regular 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 lowering 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 warm your home back up. The best 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another problem with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Wallpe Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 812-663-7252 to set up an appointment.