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 share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now. We’ve told you many times that you can save money by bumping down 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 warm your home back up. The perfect 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 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 major water damage, and who has time for that? Another drawback with setting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm 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 you see it. Home comfort is important, especially in the chill of winter. You should be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Talk to your KDM Service Corporation furnace service technician about other ways to do this. Or, you can call us at 205-758-2703 or visit us online to set up an appointment.