Fact or Fiction - Does Closing Air Vents Save Money?

Examining the effectiveness of energy saving tips is what we do here at Fact or Fiction. Many people believe that having fewer HVAC vents open in your home keeps your system from working as hard. In this episode of Fact or Fiction from SaveOnEnergy.com®, we explore whether or not closing air vents in unused rooms really saves energy. The results may surprise you!

Hi and welcome to SaveOnEnergy.com's Fact or Fiction! Today we're going to take a closer look at whether or not closing your air conditioning vents can really save you money. Most people believe that closing vents in unused rooms keeps your air conditioning unit from working as hard.

So, can closing your vents in unused rooms really save you money?

It is fiction that closing your air conditioning vents will save you money. Actually, it could cost you money! Your air conditioning unit generates the same amount of cool air no matter how many vents you have open. When you shut off air flow to a room, you create unnecessary pressure in your system, which can cause leaks. In more severe cases, closing vents can even damage your system to the point that it needs to be repaired.

So there you have it. Join us next time on Fact or Fiction to examine whether sleep mode is just as good as shutting down your computer.

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