Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine 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 routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 warm enough again. 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.

  2. 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another snag with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 832-777-1521 to set up an appointment.