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Old 05-05-2019, 10:53 AM
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I installed a Nest thermostat. It has a setting called "Cool to Dry". It controls both temp and humidity. So far it has worked like a charm. No mold, mildew or musty odors. Munns did the installation. programed the thermostat and my iPhone for remote setting.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:57 AM
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Temp set at 80 and ceiling fans on low. Fans help to spread the air and humidity around the room, balancing the temp which means the a/c won't come on as often. We have 2 ceiling fans on our lanai which is enclosed with glass sliders. Temps and humidity can get up pretty high in the summer so those fans stay on 24/7.
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:25 AM
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Temp set at 80 and ceiling fans on low. Fans help to spread the air and humidity around the room, balancing the temp which means the a/c won't come on as often. We have 2 ceiling fans on our lanai which is enclosed with glass sliders. Temps and humidity can get up pretty high in the summer so those fans stay on 24/7.



I've never left fans on when on Vaca........(the OP question)......do you leave them on for weeks at a time when away??
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:29 AM
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I leave my thermostat at 83 in summer and the heater at 67 in winter, so that it will hopefully come on at least a few times when I'm gone for more than a few days...but never run the fans.

The way I look at it, there is a finite number of hours on any fan...so why accelerate their demise?
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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Temp set at 80 and ceiling fans on low. Fans help to spread the air and humidity around the room, balancing the temp which means the a/c won't come on as often..
With three temp monitors in the home I can assure you that the fans do not balance the temp. From one room to another the temp stays within one degree. I have been observing this remotely for three years. Day after day month after month season after season, one degree.

I can turn on the fans remotely, one degree diff, fans off same results.
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:38 AM
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I leave my thermostat at 83 in summer and the heater at 67 in winter, so that it will hopefully come on at least a few times when I'm gone for more than a few days...but never run the fans.

The way I look at it, there is a finite number of hours on any fan...so why accelerate their demise?
Plus... I'm afraid of them overheating from being run 24/7 and causing an electrical fire.


We leave our CYV at 84. Neighbors check after storms.
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:47 AM
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Plus... I'm afraid of them overheating from being run 24/7 and causing an electrical fire.


We leave our CYV at 84. Neighbors check after storms.
Excellent point!
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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What is a good temp to set the thermostat at while on vacation during the summer months?
I hope you weren't relying on a definitive answer - we're not very good at those
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:23 PM
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I hope you weren't relying on a definitive answer - we're not very good at those

Oh, I don't know about that.


Just set it definitely somewhere between 67 and 84 degrees...and maybe even turn on a fan or two.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:40 PM
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I hope you weren't relying on a definitive answer - we're not very good at those
It sounds like you have one or two who used the scientific method and have you the answer. The rest are opinions.
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