Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your routine 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 many times 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 get your home warm enough again. 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 annually, 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 major water damage, and who wants that? Another drawback with bumping your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can damage wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Clean Air HVAC furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 925-689-7017 or visit us online to set up an appointment.