How you program 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 share some great ideas with 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 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 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 annually, 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that.
- Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it occurs.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 303-452-4146 to set up an appointment.