How you set your thermostat settings is determined by 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 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.
- We’ve told you before 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 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 tweak your temperature if it forms.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Woody's Sudden Service Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 703-278-2036 to set up an appointment.