Trying to monitor the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be tricky. There’s one method many homeowners use to try to come to a solution—closing the vents. Whether you are trying to push cooler air to different spaces or looking for ways to decrease your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good option.
But you might want to reevaluate.
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 should, or the air will find another way out, like through leaky air ducts.
Closing vents also doesn’t improve 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 space and situation is different. If you have questions, you can reach out to a qualified technician to take a look.
However, you’re in luck! There are other solutions to assist with managing the comfort levels in your house. Here are a couple products that we carry:
- Zoning Systems – This is a great choice if you have multiple stories or a bigger home. 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 utility bills, 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 offer the additional heating or cooling you need. Even better, installation is quite easy. The only items required are an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condenser unit.
If you are having challengings keeping your whole house at a comfortable temperature in the Bay Area, give Contra Costa Heating & AC a ring. 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 path to meet your home comfort needs!