Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

December 07, 2015

How you set 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 about it at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP.

  1. 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 back to a comfortable temperature. 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 every year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause major water damage, and no one wants that.

  3. Another drawback with setting 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 forms.

Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 956-381-1162 to set up an appointment.