Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is based 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 routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now. We’ve told you in the past 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 best way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This routine 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 switch 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 significant water damage, and who wants that? Another snag with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 804-372-0313 or visit us online to set up an appointment.