Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 kick-start your energy savings now.

  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 ideal 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 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 major water damage, and who has time for that?

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

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Kelley Mechanical furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 859-209-3003 to set up an appointment.

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