Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to get you started on 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 make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home warm enough again. The ideal way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice 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 potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant 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 point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Dynamic Comfort Solutions furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 704-485-5506 or visit us online to set up an appointment.