Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust 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 about it at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start 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 be sure to not 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 habit 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 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 wants that? Another drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 fine-tune your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 715-421-5555 or visit us online to set up an appointment.