I just got Lenox Central Air system installed.
I had a question about the fan setting.
When would I leave the fan always on and when would I leave the fan to only
go on when the compressor goes on? When might be a good time to leave the
fan on even if I don't want to run the A/C?
How much electricity does the fan only use in comparison to the compressor
and fan running together?
Cost to run it depends on the size!!
As far as running it continuously there is no need to unless your are trying
to over come balancing problems in the home. I run ours because the lower
level gets too COLD other wise.
That said I run the fan continuously on my furnace/AC about 8 hours a day
during the week, about 12 hours a day on the weekends. Adds about $20 to my
bill at $0.06 a KW.
If you have anyone in the house with allergies and a quality air filtration
system, you could/should run the fan in the 'on' position. The filter
doesn't do much good if there isn't any air going across it. The cost is
minimal. Yes, this can make the house feel cooler because the moving air
can cause drafts.
During the winter, I'll light the wood stove and get it cooking enough to
heat the entire house. I do this by turning on the furnace blower and
circulating the air.
How much it costs to run depends on the size of the unit figure 4 to
600watts at, .125kwh it costs apx 70.00 with 600w 24 x 7 . I have
the smallest lennox, it pulls 420 watt, but the dc motor units take apx
1/3 the power
firstname.lastname@example.org (mark Ransley) wrote in
I have the 36,000 BTU unit. How can I tell how much electricity it uses
with compressor + fan or just fan only?
I guess I understand that maybe I'd want the fan always on if I want to
move some air around or if it's real humid or something like that.
Otherwise fan on auto would be best I suppose.
Where in the fuck did you come up with these figures??
Small GE motor....1/4 hp @ 115v, 4.2a = 483 watts
Large GE motor....3/4 hp @ 115v, 10.3 = 1184.5 watts
Now for a condensing unit.......small 1 1/2 ton unit new scroll
Now then a 5 ton unit...........6380 watts!!
As you can see your figures are waaaayyyy off!!
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