Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by 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 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 now. We’ve told you in the past 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 warm enough again. 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 every year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch 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 no one wants that. Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 occurs. Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 918-682-8238 or visit us online to set up an appointment.