Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you set your thermostat settings depends on your family’s routine 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 get you started on your energy savings ASAP. We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by lowering 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 get your home warm enough again. 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 annually, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll probably end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause major water damage, and who has time for that? Another snag with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should inspect for condensation so you can tweak your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the dead of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your ACS Inc furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 770-939-7500 or visit us online to set up an appointment.