Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by lowering 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 routine 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 likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and who wants that?

  3. Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 adjust your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Air Houston Mechanical LLC furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 832-777-1521 or visit us online to set up an appointment.

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