How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular 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.
- We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just be sure to not set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The perfect 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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?
- Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 432-237-0168 to set up an appointment.