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Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician

How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings 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 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.

  1. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by lowering the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set 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 each year, according to Energy.gov.

  2. 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.

  3. Another snag with adjusting 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 inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs.

Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Triton HVAC & Refrigeration furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 719-332-3458 or visit us online to set up an appointment.