Should My Thermostat Fan Be Set to ON or AUTO?

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A comfortable interior temperature is essential! Everyone loves having cool air flow throughout their home in the summer, and a heating system to keep them warm all winter long. However, one question remains in the quest for ideal comfort: is it best to set your thermostat to ON or AUTO?

You’ve most likely noticed that two settings are available to control most HVAC systems’ blower fan: ON and AUTO. But how do you know which air circulation setting is best to use? What’s the difference between the two thermostat settings anyway?

Don’t worry, we have all the answers you need! Let’s start by providing a detailed description of the two thermostat fan options, and then we’ll discuss which setting is the best option to save on energy bills and maintain the overall health of your HVAC system.

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10 Tips to Turn On Your Air Conditioner This Spring

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Although we’re in the midst of up-and-down spring weather, those summer temperatures will be here before we know it!

In just a short time, you and many other homeowners will be looking for cool air to bring the heat down from your central air conditioning system. As the temperature rises, your HVAC system must perform at its peak potential not only the first time you need it, but every time you turn your air conditioner on.

In this article, we will walk you through the steps to take before turning on your AC system for the first time after a long winter. Let’s set your AC unit up for success all summer long!

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8 Heating Options for Your Basement

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With the plethora of basement heating options and methods out there, which is the best way to heat a basement? There are many different ways that homeowners can approach the topic of how they are going to heat their basement, whether they have a finished or unfinished basement.

The reason more homeowners are looking at basement heating options has mostly to do with warm air rising up through the building – which then leaves by way of windows and doors. An additional challenge is that basements are often quite dark, not receiving the warmth of the sun.

When it comes to what to consider when planning your basement heating system, there are several factors that must be considered, including:

  1. What’s your budget for this project?
  2. How does your local climate come into play?
  3. What is the best fit for you and your family’s needs?

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Lower Your Heating Bill with These Energy Saving Tips

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In winter, many homeowners crank up their thermostats and get cozy by taking long hot showers. So it’s no secret that energy usage typically rises as temperatures drop!

It can cost a lot to fill your home with constant warm air during the winter season. Luckily there are several energy saving tips that you can take advantage of to help reduce energy costs. With a few simple changes around your house, you can save energy and money…while still staying warm.

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What Is the Ideal Humidity for Your Home in the Winter?


It’s officially winter! If the cold air outside didn’t tip you off, maybe your insanely dry indoor air did. Dry indoor air can cause problems for your home and your health! Not only can it cause cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and warped wood floors, it can lead to chapped dry skin, inflamed allergies and itchy eyes.

When the moist air in your home escapes, it is replaced by dry air from outside, which can compromise your home’s comfort. That’s why it’s important to amp up the humidity in your home during the coldest months of the year.

We want to answer some of the most common questions related to humidity levels in your home:

  • What should the humidity level be in a house in winter?
  • What are the dangers of high humidity levels inside your home?
  • How can I reduce the humidity in my house?
  • What are some ways I add moisture back into my indoor air?

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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat in Winter?


Is your family constantly arguing over winter thermostat settings? It’s time to freeze the family feud over the proper thermostat temperature in winter. Everyone needs to keep their cool. In this article, we’ll help answer these questions:

  • What is the best temperature to set your thermostat during winter?
  • What temperature should you set your thermostat at night during the winter?
  • What temperature to set your thermostat in winter when you’re away?
  • What is the lowest recommended temperature to set your thermostat in winter?

Now, let’s start with the most important question the one who is responsible for paying the heating bill is asking…

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Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners this Fall


Before the weather gets too cold, it’s crucial to prepare for the winter months to avoid costly damage. Snow, ice, and freezing weather can wreak havoc on homes across the Tri-state, so it is important to get your house in good shape before all of the leaves have fallen. While each home is different, there are some basic things any homeowner should do at this time of year to ensure you won’t find an unexpected problem this winter.

Our fall preventive house maintenance checklist is a guide every homeowner should consider in order to prevent costly repairs and damage to their home.

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What’s a Furnace Tune-Up?

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Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace tune-up.

While you already know the importance of calling Hauser Air for heating repair when your system fails to function properly, you may not realize that regular furnace maintenance is just as important in the long-term performance of your heating and cooling system. Heater tune-ups are a powerful preventive tool that offers amazing returns on your investment.

Not convinced that you need preventive maintenance this year? Keep reading to find out why you should start scheduling furnace tune-ups.

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What to Do When Your AC System Freezes Up

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Is your air conditioner freezing up? It can be surprising to see a chunk of ice sitting on your outdoor AC system, especially in the middle of summer. But sometimes you can’t even see the ice on the exterior of the unit.

While you may think something like this during the hottest days of the year is impossible, an air conditioning unit freezing in the summertime is something that happens frequently.

If you fear you’re experiencing a frozen air conditioner, continue reading to learn:

  • what causes it
  • what to do if you’re experiencing a frozen AC system
  • how you can prevent or keep something like this from happening again

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“The Heat” Newsletter: Summer 2021 Edition

It’s not too late for an air conditioner tune-up! Call us today to schedule yours. In this edition we welcome EIGHT new employees to our growing team. Our newsletter, The Heat, features coupons, helpful articles, delicious recipes, and fun photos of Hauser Air in the community. Subscribe here to get The Heat delivered to your inbox each month.


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