Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your regular 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 ASAP. We’ve told you in the past 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 warm enough again. 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 annually, according to Energy.gov. 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 considerable water damage, and who has time for that? Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 adjust your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Air Quality Solutions furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 614-871-4144 or visit us online to set up an appointment.