When it comes to the world of heating and cooling, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that have been circulating for years. At Northern Colorado, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information to ensure their HVAC systems function efficiently and reliably. Today, we’ll debunk one of the most common myths surrounding AC repair and maintenance.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in rooms they don’t frequently use can save energy and reduce utility costs. However, this is a myth. Here’s why:

  1. Your HVAC system is designed to distribute air evenly throughout your home.
  2. Closing vents can create an imbalance in the system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to premature wear and tear on components.
  3. Restricted airflow can also cause your system to operate inefficiently, increasing energy consumption and costs.

The Better Approach

Instead of closing vents, we recommend the following practices:

  • Ensure proper insulation throughout your home to prevent heat transfer.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures when rooms are unoccupied.
  • Schedule regular maintenance with a trusted HVAC service provider to keep your system running at peak efficiency.

At Northern Colorado, we pride ourselves on providing honest and reliable advice to our customers. If you have any questions or concerns about your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts.