Trying to oversee the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be difficult. There’s one approach many homeowners give a shot 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 lower your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good solution.
But you might want to reconsider.
According to ENERGY STAR, while you could 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 help with energy efficiency. Your system is still going to work hard to push that same amount of air out, so it could actually up your energy costs. Keep in mind that every home and situation is different. If you have questions, you can contact a qualified professional 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 solutions that we recommend:
- Zoning Systems – This is a great choice if you have multiple stories or larger floor plans. The zoning systems lets you choose sections or areas of the home and set differing 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 in use.
- 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 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 challengings keeping your whole house at a comfortable temperature in Pella, give Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a ring. Our team can help examine the situation. You can also schedule an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your options and discuss the best options to meet your home comfort needs!