Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by decreasing 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 ideal 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 every year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut 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 significant water damage, and who wants that? Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you 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 chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Thornberry Bros Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 859-745-1564 or visit us online to set up an appointment.