Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can 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 get you started on your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by decreasing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just ensure you’re not setting it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. The ideal 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 every year, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll likely end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 209-368-0556 or visit us online to set up an appointment.