Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down 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 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 every year, according to Energy.gov. 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 considerable water damage, and who wants 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 inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Air-Dynamics Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 325-655-2515 or visit us online to set up an appointment.