Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings 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 give you some great ideas. 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 bumping down 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 warm your home back up. 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably 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 bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 chill of winter. You deserve 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 507-387-6596 to set up an appointment.

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