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Fan setting on Ecobee/Nest

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Fan setting on Ecobee/Nest

Minimum fan run time: How did you decide?

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kiasu wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 11:24 am
Minimum fan run time: How did you decide?

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That's what we need from you.

I set 15 / Mins on the hour between 7AM-7PM because those are off peak. I did it to give the house a boost in air filtration and temp equalization (Comfort levels).

My furnace fans runs continuously anyway (special 50W mode)

I don't really need to run it but it does increase comfort levels a bit.
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I have an Ecobee3 Lite without humidifier control. My humidifier runs when the furnace fan is on. Depending on the RH in my house, I set the fan at to run between 15 to 45 minutes per hour.
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tebore wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 12:03 pm
That's what we need from you.

I set 15 / Mins on the hour between 7AM-7PM because those are off peak. I did it to give the house a boost in air filtration and temp equalization (Comfort levels).

My furnace fans runs continuously anyway (special 50W mode)

I don't really need to run it but it does increase comfort levels a bit.
you can or how do you set schedule for fan on ecobee??
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tebore wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 12:40 pm
I use a nest but the same Functionality is there in Ecobee.
Main Menu >
Quick Changes
> Fan

You can set for 5-10-15... mins per hour. '

https://www.ecobee.com/wp-content/uploa ... Guide1.pdf

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yea i know u can set per hour but cant control to schedule it btw 7am and 7pm for the fan
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kiasu wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 12:46 pm
yea i know u can set per hour but cant control to schedule it btw 7am and 7pm for the fan
Well you didn't say very much in any of the initial posts.

Only Nest seems to have this feature for now.
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Nest has the fan schedule function. But Ecobee does not have fan schedule function ATM.
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embguy wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 12:53 pm
Nest has the fan schedule function. But Ecobee does not have fan schedule function ATM.
i just tried the feature but might not useful for certain house or depend how many room or ppl in the house..
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I run mine continuously 4PM to 6AM. Seems to help with keeping the temperature even around the house. Pulls around 50W for the comfort.
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I need air circulation so i run it 10min every hour. These are my settings and loving the history monitor !!!
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Wow.. i need to reduce my heat at night .. looks like Furnace is coming up too often ..

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bubuski wrote:
Jan 30th, 2018 8:30 pm
I run mine continuously 4PM to 6AM. Seems to help with keeping the temperature even around the house. Pulls around 50W for the comfort.
using Nest? damn i wish ecobee have schedule for fan
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kiasu wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2018 2:01 pm
using Nest? damn i wish ecobee have schedule for fan
Yes Nest. My fan is virtually silent so might as well run continuously when the home is likely to be occupied.
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I set my old furnace fan to run 10min/hour. If i had a newer ECM fan I'd run it at least 30 or 40min/hour.
I wish the Ecobee had a fan schedule, or could set the fan runtime based on comfort setting but it can't, so when needed I set fan to ON manually when I get home until the morning.

It might be possible to automate fan setting by using IFTTT to change the ecobee settings but I haven't had a chance to get into it yet.
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Just had an ecobee3 lite installed yesterday. We have had the fan running 24/7 for 8 years now with the old tstat, so just set it to keep running now.

Any reason we should change to a schedule? We like the consistent air movement in the house.

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