Trying to monitor the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be challenging. There’s one method many homeowners attempt to try to come to a solution—closing the vents. Whether you are trying to move cooler air to different spaces or looking for ways to reduce your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good option.
But you might want to think again.
According to ENERGY STAR, while you might feel some difference in your home, closing the vents could potentially be harmful. It can make your system work harder than it has to, or the air will find another way out, like through leaky air ducts.
Closing vents also doesn’t benefit energy efficiency. Your system is still going to work hard to push that same amount of air out, so it could actually increase your energy costs. Keep in mind that every home and situation is different. If you have questions, you can contact a qualified contractor to take a look.
However, you’re in luck! There are other solutions to help you manage temps in your home. Here are a couple solutions that we carry:
- Zoning Systems – This is a great solution if you have multiple stories or greater square footage. The zoning systems lets you choose sections or areas of the home and set different temperatures to help maintain home comfort. This also helps with monthly costs, because you won’t be heating or cooling areas of the home that aren’t being used.
- Mini-Split Systems – If you’ve added an extra room or space that doesn’t allow you to extend your ductwork, mini-split systems can provide the additional heating or cooling you need. Even better, installation is pretty easy. The only pieces of equipment required are an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condenser unit.
If you are having difficulties keeping your whole house at a comfortable temperature in Cambridge, give Pliescott HVAC Services LLC a call. Our team can help assess the situation. You can also arrange an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your solutions and discuss the best route to meet your home comfort needs!