Whether it’s the cold, dry winter, or the hot, humid summer, you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable for you and your family. However, energy bills can skyrocket during extreme weather changes throughout the year. This can have you trying to come up with different ways to help cut down on your energy bills. One method many people try is to close the vents for rooms that aren’t in use.
Altering Air Pressures
It’s important to realize that your HVAC ventilation system is specifically designed to accommodate all the rooms throughout your home. Whenever you close a vent, it will disrupt the amount of air pressure in your system. When its pressure becomes unbalanced, your HVAC system must work harder to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. This can cause stress and damage to your system, including your ductwork.
Higher Energy and Repair Bills
When air pressure changes and your HVAC system works harder to heat or cool your home, it’s going to use more energy. This will cause your energy bill to rise higher. Additionally, when there’s added pressure on your HVAC system, its components are more prone to damage. You’ll end up spending money to make necessary repairs for overworked components in your HVAC unit.
Alternative Money-Saving Solutions
Since closing off vents isn’t a great long-term option to help reduce your energy bills, it’s essential to investigate other ways you can lower your costs. One of the best ways to reduce energy consumption is to install a smart thermostat in your house. Smart thermostats will learn your habits and adjust the temperature when you’re away from home. Additionally, operating ceiling fans in high-traffic rooms of your residence, like your kitchen, living room, and bedrooms, can help assist in moving air to cool your home.
Reliable AC Service
Real Time Bros Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional HVAC services for the entire Garden Grove, CA community. We can also assist with all your mini-split and radiant heat needs. Please contact us today to schedule your next service appointment.