Thermostat Setting: What’s the Difference between Auto and Fan?

Digital Thermostat with a male hand, set to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Saved with clipping path for thermostat and hand combined.

What kind of thermostat do you have in your home or office? It doesn’t matter if you have a revolutionary Cor Thermostat that is programmable, or an older manual thermostat, or even just a standard digital one, you may have wondered what the difference is between the various fan settings. There are a lot of different thermostats out there and it may be overwhelming to understand what all of the functions are. Are there major differences between “auto” and “on” and how does that affect the comfort and efficiency of the air flow into your space?
The difference between fan settings:
The difference between “cool” and “heat” thermostat options are obvious, but the fan settings will control how the fan blows after the system is off. If you turn the fan to “on”, the blower will continue to run after the system is turned off, but if you set it to “auto”, it will allow the blower to run off and on intermittently in time with the heating or cooling system.

How does your thermostat affect your home?
If you are using your thermostat correctly, you will be able to better control the indoor air quality of your home, which is a vital part of comfort and health. Did you know that inside air can be more polluted than the outside? To combat this, keep your thermostat set to the “on” position for continual airflow. This will cause the air to flow through the filter in the furnace more, ultimately boosting the quality of the air that enters your home.

If you’re looking for more efficient flow, keep your thermostat mode set to “auto” and add ceiling fans to each room to help the air circulate better around the home. This will help keep your energy bill lower and help reduce the amount of energy you’re using, which is better for the environment!

If you’re looking for more tips or solutions on how to best operate your thermostat, we’re here to help! Or, maybe you know that your thermostat is inefficient and it’s time to upgrade. Call us today or request an evaluation here. Our non-pushy sales professionals are glad to share thermostat tips for best results, as well as show you the options that you have that will fit your home, lifestyle, and most importantly, your budget!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *