Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you before 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 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.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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?

  3. Another problem with adjusting 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 look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.

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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 703-278-2036 to set up an appointment.

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