Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not have known you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your annual furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings today. We’ve told you before that you can save money by lowering 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 best 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 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 significant water damage, and no one wants that. Another drawback with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can identify areas in your home where you should watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 586-731-0950 or visit us online to set up an appointment.