Thermostat Tips from Your Furnace Service Technician12/07/2015 How you program your thermostat settings depends on your family’s schedule 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 give you some great ideas. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now. We’ve told you before that you can save money by bumping down 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 back to a comfortable temperature. The ideal 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 annually, according to Energy.gov. Don’t set your thermostat too low or turn 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 damage 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 you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 314-961-0875 or visit us online to set up an appointment.