Should You Close Vents in Unused Rooms in Winter?
It may seem like closing vents in unused rooms would save energy and ultimately money by reducing heating and cooling costs. It’s less square footage to heat or cool, right? Despite that logic, it’s actually a common misconception that closing vents in unused rooms save energy. In fact, it can actually waste more energy than operating your system normally does.
When you close air vents in rooms in your home, those rooms become colder and bring the overall temperature of your home down. Unfortunately, most home heating systems are not designed to interpret these differences in temperature, making your heating system work harder to bring the temperature up in all rooms of the house and may eventually cause damage to your ducts or heating system.
If you want to save energy, instead of closing air vents consider:
Checking for air leaks around ductwork, windows, and doors.
Adding weather stripping to windows.
Adding caulk to windows and doors.
Installing thermal insulating curtains.
Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly
Another great way to keep your home warm and efficient, in addition to implementing energy efficiency improvements, is to properly maintain your home’s heating system.
The professional team at Total Group is ready to help you repair, maintain, and upgrade your heating system for better performance and efficiency. Our Total Tune-Up optimizes your furnace, heater or heat pump and spots potential problems before they arise.
Turn To Total today to get started. Schedule an appointment online now or call 615-577-1777.