Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today.

  1. We’ve told you in the past 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 has time for that?

  3. Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 847-362-0262 to set up an appointment.

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