Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP. 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 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. 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that? Another problem 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Colvin's Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 816-630-2702 or visit us online to set up an appointment.