Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is based 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 what you need to do at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 practice 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 significant water damage, and who has time for that? Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Lycoming Heating Company furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 570-326-4450 or visit us online to set up an appointment.