The fan setting on your thermostat is a handy feature, particularly in the mild Boca Raton, Florida, climate. Learn how to use your HVAC fan properly so you’re getting the maximum benefits from it.
For Everyday Use
Throughout the majority of the year, you’ll want to leave the fan on auto so it will run while your HVAC system is running and turn off when your air conditioner or furnace does. This is the most efficient option. Leaving the fan on all the time will cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system and leave you with skyrocketing electric bills.
When You’re Cleaning
There are a few times when you might want to set your fan to on, such as while you’re cleaning. If you’re stirring up dust, you want your HVAC system running so it’s actively pulling that dust out of the air. Turn the fan on as you’re sweeping, dusting, reorganizing, and otherwise sending irritants airborne. This will help to suck pollen, dander, pet hair, and other allergens right into the HVAC filter. You may want to change the filter when you’re done, especially if you’ve undertaken a major spring cleaning rather than an ordinary bout of tidying up.
During Mild Weather
The weather in Boca Raton is mild through much of the winter, so you may not use your HVAC system as often. If you’re going for several days at a time without running your air conditioner, turn on the fan for a few hours to cycle the air through your home. When the fan is on, it will pull air through your filter and help you avoid that stale feeling. Just remember to turn the fan off again. You don’t want to leave it running for days at a time.
Make sure your fan is in good condition so it can help you cycle air efficiently. Schedule an annual maintenance visit for a thorough inspection of this and the other parts of your HVAC system. Call Den-Air Heating and Air Conditioning at (561) 533-0716 to make your appointment now.
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