How you set your thermostat settings depends on 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 what you need to do at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal 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 annually, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 who has time for that?
- Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Brandon Heating and Plumbing furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 204-728-0180 to set up an appointment.