How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings ASAP.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.
- 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 significant water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with setting 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 601-292-9763 to set up an appointment.