Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is based on your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by decreasing 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 best 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 potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause significant water damage, and who wants that? Another drawback with adjusting 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 fine-tune your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Schagrin Gas Company furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 302-658-2000 or visit us online to set up an appointment.