Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you adjust your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s routine and your temperature preferences. You can actually use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician how at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings today. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering 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 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 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 major water damage, and who 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 adjust your temperature if it forms. Home comfort is necessary, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, just call us at 509-397-3622 or visit us online to set up an appointment.