Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on 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 annual 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 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 warm your home back up. 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 has time for that? Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage 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 tweak your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 513-275-3601 or visit us online to set up an appointment.