You have probably noticed that your AC thermostat has two fan settings. Either auto or on. The last one is off. Many people wonder if there is any difference between the two. It is often recommended that the fan is set to auto. The reason being is that having it on any other setting could increase your indoor humidity.
Increased humidity in your home can cause mold and other problems to fester. Additionally, hot and humid places will also add to the growth of mold and other fungi and bacteria.
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Turning the thermostat fan setting to on will run the fan continuously. However, when this happens, it will blow air through the coils in your AC, and once the condenser shuts off, the coils are no longer cold. When that happens, then it won’t remove any moisture from the air. Instead, it will cause the air to condense on the coils and sometimes in the drain pan. In addition to all of this, you will also see the energy usage reflect in your utility bill.
Instead, when you turn your thermostat to auto, the fan will shut off when the condenser shuts off. At that point, the condensed moisture found on the coils will drain into the pan and go outside. By the time most of the moisture is gone, then the fan will turn on again. This keeps the moisture from going back into the building and helps mitigate humidity.
Lessening the humidity, especially in warmer climates, will help limit the growth of harmful contaminants. These contaminants can be things like mold spores, fungus, bacteria, and more. While there can still be humidity in your home regardless of the fan, having it on auto will make it less. This is because the AC will try to remove as much moisture from the air as possible when placed on auto.
Contact Go Admiral today to learn more about how they can help you keep your air clean. While turning your fan on auto will help, it isn’t a complete fix. There can still be contaminants, such as dust mites, allergens, or VOCs. In order to get rid of these particles, it is essential to invest in an air purifier. This will eliminate contaminants in the air and provide you with the clean air you need for your health.
Have fewer sick days and feel great by contacting Go Admiral about their Air Scrubber by Aerus. This is known to remove pet dander, VOCs, dust, and orders from your home. It attaches to your HVAC system to work with it making it an efficient way to have a cleaner, healthier home.
So, give them a call today at (281) 876-9400, or you can set an appointment with their Katy TX and Sugar Land TX locations. Use Air Scrubber by Aerus in addition to turning your thermostat fan on auto for the best results.