Should I Use My Thermostat’s “On” or “Auto” Setting?

In order to properly answer the question of should the thermostat fan be ON or AUTO, you first need to know the differences between each setting.

“On” means the fan is on 24/7, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled.

“Auto” means that the fan automatically works only when the air is being heated or cooled. So once your home reaches the temperature set on the thermostat, the fan stops.What’s right for you? It all comes down to the needs of you and your family. For example:

  • If you’re interested in the comfort and air quality improvements that the “on” setting can provid
  • On the other hand, if you’re looking to cut down on your monthly  bills, the “auto” setting is your best option

Try a combination of both:
Set your thermostats fan setting to “auto” most of the time and only switch it to “on” when necessary. With this strategy you will enjoy the benefits of better air circulation while you are home, and the cost saving of only using the fan when the systems needs to while you are sleeping, or away.

If you’re looking to smarten up your home, your thermostat is a good place to start and can help you save a considerable chunk of money by reducing your heating and cooling costs.

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