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Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule 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 regular 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 today.

  1. We’ve told you many times 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 perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that?

  3. Another problem with bumping 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 tweak 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. Speak to your Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 877-389-2465 or visit us online to set up an appointment.