Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine 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 share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-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 make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The ideal 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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 major water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another problem with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.

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. Talk to your Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 204-272-8128 to set up an appointment.

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