Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually 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 help you start your energy savings today. We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 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 probably 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 bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it. 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. Speak to your Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 636-391-7377 or visit us online to set up an appointment.