Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings today.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to 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 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 shut 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another snag with setting 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 watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Central Heating & Plumbing furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 724-401-1843 to set up an appointment.

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