How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how 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 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 ideal 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.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 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 it forms.
Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Lycoming Heating Company furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 570-244-2510 to set up an appointment.