How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular 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 ASAP.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set 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 routine 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 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 considerable water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 203-772-8319 to set up an appointment.