Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

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 how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect 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.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 considerable water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another snag with adjusting 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 look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 203-734-7648 to set up an appointment.

Back To Blog