Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 help you start your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Farris Heating & Air furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 918-534-8194 to set up an appointment.