How you program your thermostat settings is based 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 about it at your routine 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.
- We’ve told you before 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 who wants that?
- Another drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Premium Air Services LLC furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 713-364-9957 to set up an appointment.