Furnace Fan Auto Or Manual - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
Got Hammer will Travel
 
diywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: ONT, Canada
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Question

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Quick question...what is best...to leave the furnace fan on all the time, or to let it come on and off as needed. Just wondered for air circulation whether having it on through the day would be beneficial, and allow the heat to circulate more efficiently.

Advertisement

diywoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
Thoroughbred Mopar Man
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South/East Kansas
Posts: 638
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Hi diywoman

I left one for you on the other post.

Rusty

Advertisement

#CARRIERMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
Got Hammer will Travel
 
diywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: ONT, Canada
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


I guess I got impatience and thought perhaps no one would see my interjection on the other post....My bad...I will post your reply here Rusty...thanks so much. I am with your logic, just wanted to make sure it wouldn't be too much for the motor to be running all the time.

CARRIERMAN's POST

Hi diywoman

I like to run my blower all the time, this helps with many things. It helps keep all the rooms similar in temperature, air from stratifying, controlling humidity, etc. Simple answer is yes, any time you run the blower it has many advantages.

Good luck
Rusty
diywoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 02:43 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 28
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Quote:
Originally Posted by diywoman View Post
I guess I got impatience and thought perhaps no one would see my interjection on the other post....My bad...I will post your reply here Rusty...thanks so much. I am with your logic, just wanted to make sure it wouldn't be too much for the motor to be running all the time.

CARRIERMAN's POST

Hi diywoman

I like to run my blower all the time, this helps with many things. It helps keep all the rooms similar in temperature, air from stratifying, controlling humidity, etc. Simple answer is yes, any time you run the blower it has many advantages.

Good luck
Rusty
Does this effect the electric bill much?? Thanks..Kim
hiskid1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 10:21 AM   #5
Thoroughbred Mopar Man
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South/East Kansas
Posts: 638
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Hi hiskid1973

The general annual cost of running a blower on the furnace year round is about 120 to 150 dollars a year. In most cases the cost of running the blower continually is offset by a couple of months worth of fuel savings. Let me know if this is unclear.

Good luck
Rusty
#CARRIERMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 28
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Thanks Rusty. I could see the benifits to having a balanced temp..Now if I only had a basement to put the blower in so I didn't hear it..lol...God Bless...Kim
hiskid1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
Got Hammer will Travel
 
diywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: ONT, Canada
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


I've done this in the summer time to keep the air flow steady. I didn't consider the extra cost as it wouldn't be as $$ as in the winter time.
Having run the blower for about a week now I can say that the temp in the house is great. I notice a great difference is the overall feel of the house. The New thermo monitors usage and I've also noticed the usage to be less, as the heat does not have to be on as long to warm up the house as much to achieve the temp requested. I'll update again when I get the next hydro and oil bill.

Nice name hiskid1973....God Bless you too!

Last edited by diywoman; 01-22-2007 at 11:57 AM.
diywoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #8
Thoroughbred Mopar Man
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South/East Kansas
Posts: 638
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Furnace fan Auto or Manual


Hi hiskid & diywoman

This is good news from both of you, I like it when you guys share your input with the forum. God bless you both, have a safe and happy winter.

Rusty

Advertisement

#CARRIERMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heil Furnace Burner Problem timothyr HVAC 79 02-12-2014 08:01 PM
Bryant Furnace main burner goes out after 5 seconds Da_Bears HVAC 8 01-03-2012 02:24 AM
Replacing My Furnace, few simple questions compression HVAC 10 02-03-2007 06:00 PM
Furnace Problems? Part 2 MCSE HVAC 9 11-30-2006 10:25 PM
Furnace does't start when Fan is 'auto' stepicz HVAC 2 10-18-2005 07:10 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts