Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by decreasing 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 best 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another problem with setting 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 look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Street Heating and Cooling furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 605-206-3915 to set up an appointment.

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