Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine 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 give you some great ideas. 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 lowering the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. 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 turn 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 problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your C-N-O Comfort Zone furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 636-578-1777 or visit us online to set up an appointment.