How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule 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 kick-start your energy savings now.
- We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 best 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 switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who wants that?
- Another snag with adjusting 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 watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 800-COOLING to set up an appointment.