Should My Furnace Fan Continuously Run?

The furnace blower fan plays a key role in ensuring that warm air is circulated throughout your house. In some cases, it may be a good idea to let the fan run indefinitely as it can create greater energy efficiency. Let’s look at some other reasons why this may be a good thing.

Experience Even Heating Throughout the Home

When left to its own devices, hot warm air will rise from the basement to the attic. This means that the basement and first floor of your home is going to be cooler than the second floor and attic. By allowing your furnace fan to run continuously, it makes it possible to circulate air throughout the house. Therefore, there is a greater chance of a more even temperature gradient throughout the property.

Your Heating Bills May Go Down

Even heating throughout the house may reduce the need to use portable heaters in a finished basement or first-floor bedroom. It may also allow you to keep the thermostat at a lower temperature because all rooms of the home will receive the same amount of warm air. If you have any concerns about your furnace, let the technicians at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville help. They can inspect or repair your current furnace or install a new one for you in a timely and affordable manner.

Don’t Worry About Ruining Your Furnace

New furnaces are designed to run throughout the day without breaking down or otherwise reducing their useful life. However, it is a good idea to have ductwork and other HVAC components inspected before turning the furnace to the ON setting. This can help to ensure that air won’t escape through a defective duct or otherwise be lost because of gaps or leaks in the home.

If you’re looking to keep your home warm this year, give our professional and friendly staff a call today. We can also help install a new air conditioner, install a geothermal system and perform indoor air quality tests.