Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings depends 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 annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This routine 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 no one wants that.

  3. Another snag with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 308-646-3827 to set up an appointment.

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