Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust 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 how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. We’ve told you many times 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect 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 annually, 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 considerable water damage, and who has time for 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 watch for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Mr. Air Repair furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 586-262-4258 or visit us online to set up an appointment.