Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust 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 about it 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 now. We’ve told you before 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 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 considerable water damage, and no one wants that. Another drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy 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 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 Ken Parker Service Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, just call us at 903-883-2829 or visit us online to set up an appointment.