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Does it help to close vents in rooms not being used during the day?

The answer to this question is very site specific and dependent on several factors, such as: heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system design, location of the thermostat, house design, and climate, according to ENERGY STAR. In the right situation, closing vents and doors to certain rooms that are not being used during the day or even during a whole season may reduce heating or cooling bills. However, when you close vents and doors you could also throw off the balance of the system, change the way air is distributed, or cause the thermostat to detect temperatures which make the rest of the house uncomfortable.

Check with AirNow during your tune-up. Ask which doors or vents you want to close and why. We will be able to help you decide whether certain doors or vents can be closed to reduce the amount of space in your home that is being heated or cooled.

About AirNow Cooling & Heating

AirNow Cooling & Heating is a full-service air-conditioning and heating contractor located in Millbrook, Ala., serving Montgomery, Autauga, Lowndes and Elmore Counties. The business services and installs heating and air-conditioning systems. In addition to completing scheduled service checks, repairing existing equipment and installing new equipment, the company finds ways to reduce the energy bills of its clients with a thorough cost-benefits analysis.

AirNow offers a patented Straight Forward Pricing Guide™ so that customers know what the price is before a project begins. Meanwhile, to contact AirNow Cooling & Heating for a service call, a free quote on a new HVAC system or further information on any of its services, please call 334-285-7065 or email service@airnowhvac.com.

Compiled by Terry Barrett | AirNow Cooling & Heating, Millbrook, AL