Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings depends 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 regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 best 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 likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and who wants that? Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 303-452-4146 or visit us online to set up an appointment.