Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule 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 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 in the past that you can save money by bumping down 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 warm enough again. The ideal 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 turn 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 wants that? Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 903-758-0701 or visit us online to set up an appointment.