Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on 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 share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by bumping down 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 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. 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 has time for that? Another problem 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 you see it. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Garoken Energy Co. Inc. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 503-848-3838 or visit us online to set up an appointment.