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Will closing my vents help with my energy bills?

Trying to monitor the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be difficult. There’s one tactic many homeowners attempt to try to come to a solution—closing the vents. Whether you are trying to move cooler air to different spaces or looking for ways to reduce your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good option.

But you might want to reconsider.

According to ENERGY STAR, while you may feel some difference in your home, closing the vents could potentially be harmful. It can make your system work harder than it needs to, 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 raise your energy costs. Keep in mind that every house 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 help you manage temps in your home. Here are a couple options that we offer:

  • Zoning Systems – This is a great solution if you have multiple stories or a bigger home. The zoning systems lets you identify 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 quite easy. The only items 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 Erie, give Patterson & Stirling Inc a call. Our team can help examine the situation. You can also schedule an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your solutions and discuss the best options to meet your home comfort needs!

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