Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is determined by 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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings today.

  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 be sure to not set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants 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 inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Oak Point Heating and Air LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 940-202-1202 to set up an appointment.

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