Choosing the Right Thermostat Setting for Your HVAC System: ‘On’ vs. ‘Auto’

The HVAC system in your Lincoln, NE, home is extremely important. To keep it running well, you should pay attention to your thermostat setting. There are several factors to consider when determining whether your thermostat should be set to “on” or “auto.”

Cost of Running the HVAC System

One factor to consider when running your HVAC system is the money you spend on energy consumption. If you would like to have lower energy bills, you should set your thermostat to “auto” as it will ensure your HVAC system only runs when necessary to maintain a set temperature. When you set the thermostat to “on,” the fan always runs and you will replace the filter more frequently, costing you more.

Distribution of Temperature

If you are concerned with keeping the heated or cooled air fully distributed throughout your home, you should always keep the fan “on.” While it will require that your HVAC system operates constantly, setting the fan to the “on” setting will result in the temperature being more consistent through your home. When the fan is set to “auto,” the HVAC system cuts “on and off” to save energy, but it takes more time to reach the desired set temperature.

Stress on the HVAC System

While the fan will be running constantly when it is turned “on,” it could be better for the blower and entire HVAC unit. A thermostat that has an “auto” setting will require the fan and blower to turn “on and off” during the day. This could put more stress on your HVAC system, which may require more frequent repairs. If your HVAC system is not working properly, Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc in Lincoln, NE, could provide an inspection and make any repairs for you.

Our HVAC technicians in Lincoln, NE, can help you decide whether keeping your HVAC system fan “on” or setting it to “auto” is ideal for your situation. Contact Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc today to learn more about how to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently. We also offer indoor air quality services!

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