Using "fan only" mode
Sure could use your help ~ here are the facts:
120 year old building converted to apartments. Unit in question is 2nd floor, one large room, 400 sq. feet with 10' ceilings and own small hvac system in utility closet.
There are three 3'X6' windows on the 25' west wall (lots of sun) and an opposite wall of at least 3 air vents located about 2 feet from the ceiling.
Tenant is not much on using the A.c. due to cost, but in summer, would (besides keeping the shades drawn to reduce heat) like to run the 'fan only' mode to blow fresh air into the space while using one box window fan positioned to 'exhaust out' to help remove hot air from space and create a 'draw'.
My questions are these:
1. Does this sound like an effective way of creating air movement and accomplishing the same goal as window fans would at opposite ends of a house?
- Is running the 'fan only' option on an hvac more expensive that just using regular room/window fans?
3. Would using this 'fan only' setting cause undo wear and tear on the hvac unit if used like this 5-6 months out of the year?
Always appreciate the help and opinions of my Gardenweb family. annie