Have you ever wondered which thermostat fan setting is best: "on" or "auto"? Some sources will tell you "on" is best, while a different source may recommend "auto." Keep reading to learn the differences between the two settings, the impact they have on comfort, indoor air quality and energy bills, and decide for yourself which is best for your needs when setting your thermostat.
Understanding Fan Modes
The thermostat is the go-to device for setting temperatures to cool and heat your home. The thermostat also controls fan operation with the fan modes "on" and "auto." If the fan is set to "on," the fan continues to run after the A/C or furnace has stopped cooling and heating. When the fan is set to "auto," the fan only runs during cooling and heating operation.
Setting Your Thermostat
Learn about the effects "on" and "auto" have on your home and decide which best serves your needs:
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