Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP.

  1. 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 routine can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably 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?

  3. Another drawback 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 imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Colvin's Heating and Cooling furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 816-379-3918 to set up an appointment.

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