Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine 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 share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 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 switch 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 has time for that? Another drawback with adjusting 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 tweak your temperature if it occurs. 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. Talk to your Bormida Mechanical Services Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 217-210-2662 or visit us online to set up an appointment.