Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it 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 now. We’ve told you before 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 get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit 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 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 has time for that? Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 309-437-2703 or visit us online to set up an appointment.