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 can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine 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. We’ve told you before 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 best 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 each 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 major water damage, and who has time for that? Another problem with adjusting 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 look out for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 816-286-7258 or visit us online to set up an appointment.