How you adjust your thermostat settings depends 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 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.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by decreasing 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 warm enough again. The best 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 turn 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 major water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 it occurs.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 204-272-8128 to set up an appointment.