best fan settings in winter?
While reading a cost comparison between using a space heater in a basement, or running the hvac fan in "on" somebody posted the settings they use to help keep even temps between first and second floor. Didn't see a clear answer as to the electric cost of running the fan in "on" vs "auto" or whether it ages the motor faster.
They wrote (OLD post) to a poster: "Glad to hear that you do notice that it helps to keep the fan on.
If you get to the point where you don't like switching the fan and off all the time. Upgrade to a new t-stat like Honeywell VisionPro. You can program the blower to come on, or to Auto, or to Circ.
I have the above t-stat, and I program mine to do the stuff below.
-7am 68, fan ON
-8am 60, fan ON
-5pm 68, fan ON
-10pm 60, Fan Circ
Summer, I leave the temp at 76 at all times, and only run fan in AUTO in the day, and Circ at night. "
Does this make good sense? So far my temps are pretty even but it hasn't been that cold yet. I didn't have these options on my old stat so I don't know what works best.