Tips for keeping cool?
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  1. #1
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    Is it better to keep all vents open and all doors open inside to get better air circulation or shut off vents and rooms not used?

    Also, when smack in the middle of summer heat is it best to keep fan on ON, AUTO, or CIRC?

    Thanks for any help.

    TJ

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    If you have the variable speed system, best to leave the rooms/vents open.

    If you have a basment, i'd close off all but maybe one vent.

    As for the fan, it depends on the home.

    I run my fan on AUTO, and program the VisinoPro to Circ at late evening hours when the system isn't running as much.

    My parents last home was a large 2-story home, and ran the fan "ON" allthe times, and didn't feel any humidity incresse.

    I tried it, and it made my home feel more humid.


    So you'll have to try for yourself and be the judge of it in your own home where to run the fan.

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    Cool

    Originally posted by tiger jon
    Is it better to keep all vents open and all doors open inside to get better air circulation or shut off vents and rooms not used?


    1- check/change your air filter
    2-if central return--leave doors open
    if multiple returns--you can close the doors with returns in rooms
    3-DON`T go closing the vent






    Also, when smack in the middle of summer heat is it best to keep fan on ON, AUTO, or CIRC?


    1-that`s up to you, 6 of one 1/2 doz other

    Thanks for any help.

    TJ
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  4. #4
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    Regardless of the blower type, dont close vents off.

  5. #5
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    Originally posted by docholiday
    Regardless of the blower type, dont close vents off.
    That's right! if it can move the air it cannot return it very well either, if you shut down air flow you will shut down return also, unless maybe your duct system is way oversized.
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