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Topic # 235997 13-May-2018 09:51
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I've got a SmartVent system installed by previous owner about 5y ago.

 

There're 3 fanspeeds - anyone know whether it's ok to run at the highest speed 24/7 for months on end?


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  Reply # 2015024 13-May-2018 09:58
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I can't see why it would be a problem. Ours has been running for years, different cheap brand, no issues. I don't run it 24/7, I have it on a cheap digital timer so it runs when I want it to - during cooler times of the day in summer, warmer times of the day in winter, plus a bit in the evening / night for general ventilation. No moisture issues here as we remove at source, double glazed so no wet windows, etc.





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  Reply # 2015158 13-May-2018 14:58
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thanks @timmmay

 

So when you use it, is it always at fastest fanspeed?

 

 

 

I'm inclined to think it's fine as well given that 1) the manufacturer allows consumer to choose that setting (they could lock out that speed) and 2) manufacturer's manual doesn't say "don't set speed to 3".

 

However maybe 1) and 2) are because it's in manufacturer's interest to accelerate wear and tear of parts, hence the question. 


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  Reply # 2015220 13-May-2018 16:08
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Mine only has one speed, so I guess it's always on max. I really would worry about using it at any speed.




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