Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings is based on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to get you started on your energy savings now. We’ve told you many times 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 get your home warm enough again. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This routine 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 turn 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 considerable water damage, and who wants that? Another problem with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Abilene Air-Tech Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 325-692-5850 or visit us online to set up an appointment.