Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do 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 ASAP. We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 routine 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 shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 fine-tune your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Arrings A/C & Heating furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 281-713-8304 or visit us online to set up an appointment.