Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. 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 warm your home back up. The perfect 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 annually, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or shut your furnace off to save money. You’ll likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who wants that? Another problem with setting 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 look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Point Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 715-345-1979 or visit us online to set up an appointment.