Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now.

  1. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by lowering 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 habit 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 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 major water damage, and who wants that?

  3. Another snag 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 inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms.

Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Northern Comfort Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 507-307-4818 to set up an appointment.

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