Trying to monitor the temperatures and energy costs in your residence can be tricky. There’s one tactic many homeowners attempt 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 reevaluate.
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 improve energy efficiency. Your system is still going to work hard to push that same amount of air out, so it could actually increase your energy costs. Keep in mind that every home and situation is different. If you have questions, you can call 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 offer:
- Zoning Systems – This is a great choice if you have multiple stories or a bigger home. The zoning systems lets you identify sections or areas of the home and set unique temperatures to help maintain home comfort. This also helps with energy costs, because you won’t be heating or cooling areas of the home that aren’t occupied.
- 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 provide the additional heating or cooling you need. Even better, installation is fairly easy. The only components required are an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condenser unit.
If you are having trouble keeping your whole house at a comfortable temperature in Rapid City, give Street Heating and Cooling a shout. Our team can help review the situation. You can also book an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your solutions and discuss the best path to meet your home comfort needs!