Can You Save Money by Closing Vents in Unused Rooms?
Many people think that you can close the registers in an unused room in order to save money on your heating and cooling bills. This doesn’t actually work in most cases and can even make your bills go up. Let’s take a look at why that is and what is actually happening. Why Closing Vents Can Seem Like a Good Idea offers heating and cooling services throughout Mansfield and beyond. We’ve had many customers who’ve thought closing vents was a good idea. After all, it stands to reason that if a vent is closed, less cooled or warmed air is required, which means that the system has to work less and is thus less expensive to run. How Closing Vents Actually Affects Your System Most HVAC systems don’t work like that. They are calibrated based on a specific pressure. When you close a vent, the pressure increases. The system now has to work harder rather than less. Potential Problems Due to Closing Vents Your energy bills will actually go up rather than down. Your system will also work harder, which means increased wear and tear. That can mean more maintenance, more repairs, and a shorter lifespan. Depending on how much...View Article Read More