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 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 have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to warm your home back up. The perfect 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 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 problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you 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. Speak to your Cytech Heating & Cooling furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 956-630-3522 or visit us online to set up an appointment.