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Old 08-13-11, 09:25 PM
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is it ok to leave fan on instead of on auto ? seems to keep house cooler when left on.
 
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Old 08-13-11, 10:58 PM
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Yes, but it uses more electricity, and short the life of the fan.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 01:15 PM
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during parties,holidays,real humid days...otherwise in auto use the ceiling fans instead
 
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Old 08-14-11, 05:40 PM
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it is perfectly ok to run the fan 24/7..... However it costs a lot of money to do so unless your system uses a variable speed motor.
 
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Old 08-15-11, 05:54 AM
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I disagree. If it is humid, Running the fan after the AC has shut off adds to the humidity in the house. If its not humid then you can if you want.
 
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Old 08-19-11, 06:37 PM
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I disagree. If it is humid, Running the fan after the AC has shut off adds to the humidity in the house. If its not humid then you can if you want.
Can you explain that? I am trying to understand exactly how running the fan increases humidity. Where is the humidity coming from?
 
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Old 08-19-11, 06:50 PM
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When the AC cycles off the condensation on the evaporator coil will evaporate and enter the air ducts instead of running into the drain.

This will result in a higher humidity level in your home than you would get with the fan set to the auto position.

 
 

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