Closing Vents May Not Save Energy

Like most homeowners, you want to save money. One of the best ways to reduce your monthly bills is to reduce your monthly energy expenditure. If you want to ensure that you minimize your energy usage, do not buy into energy-saving myths. One myth about saving energy is to close the vents in the rooms that you don’t use.

In residential HVAC systems, the blower moves a certain amount of air through the ventilation, regardless of whether the vents are open or closed. When you close the vents, less air can be moved by the blower. When this happens, you reduce the efficiency of the system.

The more efficiently your HVAC works, the more money you’ll save month after month. Keep the vents open to ensure optimal efficiency.