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Common Misconception: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Money

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Common Misconception: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Money

Common Misconception: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Money

It’s no secret that energy costs are sky-high nowadays. To cut down on increasing utility prices, you might be tempted to close certain air vents in rooms that aren’t in use. As Tampa AC repair pros, we know that shutting individual vents in your home can have negative results. In fact, by closing off the parts of your home and shutting vents in those areas, you can actually increase your energy costs, not reduce them. Learn more about why Del-Air recommends leaving your air vents open at all times.

How Today’s AC Systems Work

Understanding how air vents and AC systems work are crucial to keeping your energy costs down. Modern home AC systems are designed to heat and cool the property and are sized based on the house’s needs. By shutting off airflow to certain rooms, you increase the air pressure on the system, which can, in turn, increase the amount of leakage coming from the ductwork. As climate-controlled air leaks out of the ducts, your AC has to work harder to achieve the same cooling results. In effect, you are paying to cool air that your family isn’t even enjoying.

Additionally, closing off vents can actually cause your AC system to malfunction, as today’s systems rely on a certain amount of airflow to maintain accurate temperatures. If you alter the pressure in the system by closing vents, you might find that certain rooms feel warmer or colder than desired. The end result is a reduction in home comfort levels.

Schedule an AC Tune-Up With Del-Air

At Del-Air, Tampa AC repair is our specialty and our passion. To that end, we love working with homeowners to achieve maximum comfort in their houses, no matter what the Florida weather brings. For best results, be sure to inspect all the vents throughout your home to be sure they are all open for your AC to work effectively. Pleasebrowse the Del-Air blog for more tips on helping your AC perform optimally, or call (855) 972-9943 to schedule a tune-up with our team.

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