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How and When to Use Your Thermostat’s Fan Setting

You can adjust the comfort and air quality in your Sharpsburg, GA, home using your thermostat’s auto and fan settings. When you put your thermostat in the fan setting, it constantly circulates air, consuming more power. Thus, it shouldn’t be your preferred option. But, there are a few situations where you should always utilize the fan setting on your thermostat.

Difference Between “On” or “Auto”

When your thermostat’s fan setting is set to “auto,” it will only run during heating and cooling cycles. The fan turns off until the next cycle, when it attains the desired interior temperature. When you set your thermostat to “on,” your system’s fan will operate continuously, regardless of whether your home is in a heating or cooling cycle.

When You Have Stagnant Air

You may have periods of beautiful weather in early spring and late fall when you don’t require heating or cooling to make your house comfortable. However, air circulation is still important.

Without consistent, healthy airflow, you may have a stagnant, stifling home environment. Open your windows and switch on the fan from time to time to bring in additional fresh air. Beforehand, ensure your HVAC system is shut off to reduce the likelihood of wasted energy.

When You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you have poor indoor air quality, the fan setting constantly draws air through the filter, efficiently cleaning the air. Consider turning on the fan setting while dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, or working on chores that emit scents and particles into the air. It will aid in the removal of contaminants.

As mentioned above, there are a couple of situations when you’ll need to use different fan settings on your thermostat. If your climate control system is malfunctioning, or you’re due for an upgrade, follow up with the pros at Trinity Air Inc. We’ll guide you in selecting a thermostat that keeps your home comfortable every month of the year. We also offer indoor air quality solutions.

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