Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize 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 kick-start your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you before that you can save money by decreasing 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 ideal way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice 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 likely 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 destroy 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 fine-tune your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is imperative, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Visit with your All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 256-801-4701 or visit us online to set up an appointment.