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Old 06-20-2014, 08:21 AM   #1
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Fantastic fan question

Ds 4023 dp. A quick question on my fantastic fans. Should I be running my fans at the same time as I am running my ac units ? It seems to me that I am exahusting the cold air from ac units directly outside since both or all vents are located on ceiling. We love the fans but want to use them correctly. Thanks in advance. Roger
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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Your intuition is correct. Don't use the fans while running the AC... for just the reason you cite.

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Old 06-20-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Air conditioners and heat pumps are designed to be the sole source of circulation serving a closed box. So, yes, shut off the fans and close the windows.
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I seldom turn on the fantastic fans with the AC running. The only exception to this is when we are cooking and you may get a bit of smoke or odors that the stoves exhaust fan can't handle.
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I seldom turn on the fantastic fans with the AC running. The only exception to this is when we are cooking and you may get a bit of smoke or odors that the stoves exhaust fan can't handle.
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Fantastic fan question

Thanks everyone for the advice. It seemed like common sense to keep fans off while running the ac but wanted to be sure. Thanks again
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I want to thank all you folks who responded to my post. We got off question. I'm trying to locate fantastic fan filters. There use to be an add on filter that trapped the dust that without these filters you then have to clean the blades more often. As to the running of fans and a/c units, I use both as the humidity is lowered when both are used.
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I want to thank all you folks who responded to my post. We got off question. I'm trying to locate fantastic fan filters. There use to be an add on filter that trapped the dust that without these filters you then have to clean the blades more often. As to the running of fans and a/c units, I use both as the humidity is lowered when both are used.
From what I recall, these were some cottage industry filters. I do agree, however, that some type of filter to go inside (assuming you always do the exhaust thing) would be great. So, here's my suggestion.

Go to a hardware store (big box or otherwise) and buy a room air conditioner filter. Then, cut it into a 13.5 x 13.5 square. Trim out where the knobs go if you're working with a manual (without remote) fan. Then, do like I do with the air return filters, just wash them.
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