How you set your thermostat settings depends 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 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably 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 drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you 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 other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 503-374-1934 to set up an appointment.