Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s schedule and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician what you need to do at your routine 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 before 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 best way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This habit can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every 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 major water damage, and who wants that? Another snag with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can destroy wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can point out areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the middle of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your McNatt Inc furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, just call us at 361-888-4808 or visit us online to set up an appointment.