How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your annual 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.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by bumping down 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 warm your home back up. The perfect 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 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another drawback 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 inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your J & J Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 254-355-3833 to set up an appointment.