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Ask Our Experts: HVAC System Fan Setting – “On” vs. “Auto”

The age-old thermostat dilemma - keep the fan

The age-old thermostat dilemma – keep the fan “on” or on “auto”?

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Question for Our Experts:

Should I keep the “Fan” setting on my HVAC system on “Auto” – or is it

Ask Our Experts: What is an Evaporative Cooler?

Here's what an evaporative cooler might look like.

Here’s what an evaporative cooler might look like.

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Question for Our Experts:

What is an evaporative cooler, generally speaking?

 

 

Our Experts’ Answer:

Short Answer

An evaporative cooler is a machine that

Ask Our Experts: Manifold-Style Plumbing Systems

A typical plumbing manifold block.

A typical plumbing manifold block.

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Question for Our Experts:

I’ve seen “manifold” plumbing systems in newer homes – the kind where each faucet, toilet, or shower has a home-run supply of

Ask Our Experts: HVAC Supply Registers in Floor vs. Ceiling

Cool grille, right?  It's an historic, ornamental HVAC grille - the one in your building may look a bit less flashy, but with a similar purpose!

Cool grille, right? It’s an historic, ornamental HVAC grille – the one in your building may look a bit less flashy, but with a similar purpose!

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Question for Our Experts:

Which

Ask Our Experts: Are Programmable Thermostats Worth It?

Bryant Connex Thermostat

Smart, programmable thermostats help control zoned systems.

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Question for Our Experts:

I’ve heard about all kinds of programmable (or “clock”) thermostats – some very basic, others very fancy.  I know they

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