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 about it at your regular furnace service appointment. He or she will have some great ideas for you. Here are a few to help you start your energy savings now. 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 perfect way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice 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 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 considerable water damage, and who has time for that? Another problem with adjusting 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 watch for condensation so you can fine-tune your temperature if it occurs. Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You deserve to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your James Heating & A/C, Inc furnace service technician about a few additional ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 336-853-6070 or visit us online to set up an appointment.