Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how 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 ASAP.

  1. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just ensure you’re not setting 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 each 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 significant water damage, and who wants 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 look out for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Patterson & Stirling Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 814-308-0416 to set up an appointment.