Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now. We’ve told you in the past 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 practice can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills each year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 wants that? Another problem with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 601-268-3486 or visit us online to set up an appointment.