One of our main jobs in the HVAC industry, whether in the summer or winter months, is to help our customers save energy in their homes. We like to offer our customers services for energy-efficient geothermal heat pumps and ductless systems that will ensure high quality AC and heating comfort throughout the year.
More over, there are methods you can use right now that can lower your utility bills. But closing off the vents in rooms is the one “old trick” that doesn’t actually work. In fact, it can cause damage to your ducts as well as your AC and heater causing even higher energy costs.
Short Fix, Bigger Problem
The vents help direct the air flow into the room, so if you close them all the way it still doesn’t completely stop air flow into the room. Unfortunately, it has an effect on the rest of the ventilation system by causing increased pressure in it.
That means if your heater and AC run on a variable-speed blower, an increase in pressure within the inner ducts will force the blower to ramp up and start draining more power. Not good! On the other hand, if you have a typical single-speed fan, the situation doesn’t get much better, because the intensification of air pressure will mean less air is moved around, so rooms with open vents will experience poorer comfort. There are no benefits from closing the vents.
There can be other possible problems to your unit that range from: frozen evaporator coils, seepages in the ducts, fractured heat exchangers, to even a damaged compressor. Closing the vents is just not the way to go!
Instead, give us a call and we can help guide you to ways that are efficient for saving energy, lowering costs and ensuring comfort for you and your family. Call us today at ABC. We’re always here to help!
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service to Orlando and the surrounding communities. Give us a call today. We are here to help!