February 18, 2020 Blog, HVAC No Comments

VentIt might seem logical that closing a vent in a room means you won’t have to pay for the energy used to heat/cool down that room, but doing so can actually cost you more. Closing vents interferes with your home’s air flow and since newer furnaces are created to run based on the square footage of your home, your system will have to work even harder to distribute the air.

Your system produces the same amount of air no matter how many vents are open. The added pressure from closing a vent can cause air leaks in your system, causing long-term and unnecessary energy waste. Air leaks cause the unit to work harder as it tries to make your home comfortable. In addition shutting vents could damage your AC or heater, leading to inefficient operation and costly repairs.
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