25 Nov Assessing Your Thermostat Fan — Is It on the Correct Setting?
Many people can get confused about how to properly set their thermostat fan. Do not focus just on the heating and air conditioning switches, when adjusting the temperature on your thermostat. The fan switch also shouldn’t be neglected because it can highly affect the way that your HVAC system works. The following list provides tips on how to properly set the fan on your thermostat.
Using the On Switch for Your Thermostat Fan
To ensure that the air pushed into your home is as clean as it can be, you should turn on the “on” setting of your thermostat fan switch on the thermostat. The air will then be pushed through the filtration system and cleaned before being distributed into your home. Leaving your fan on all the time is not a good idea however. The filter will become dirtier much faster and need to be replaced more often. The cost to run the fan ongoing is much greater than simply turning on your HVAC system when you need it.
Using the Auto Option for Your Thermostat Fan
Setting your fan to “auto” will allow the thermostat to choose when heat needs to be blown into the home. This will decrease the overall cost of heating your home because the heat will not be blasting all the time. One downside to this choice is that the areas located closest to the thermostat will always be warmer than the rest of your house. Rooms that are much further away from the thermostat may feel much colder than rooms that are closer to it.
The best option to select when operating the fan on your thermostat is the circulate option. This will allow the fan to run for a portion of each hour without overwhelming the system. If you have anymore questions about properly setting your fan, contact us at Airtron Heating and Air Conditioning to get expert advice. The technicians will be able to determine the best setting.