Save Energy: Open the Furnace Heat Vents in Your Home
Want to stay comfortable and save money this winter? Keeping your furnace in great, working condition and maintaining a steady airflow in your home ductwork will create an energy efficient environment. If you are in need of a furnace repair in Durham or surrounding areas, contact Boer Brothers for furnace service that will help you to save energy. When your furnace is in excellent working condition, your energy bills will be lower, the air will be cleaner, and you will be more comfortable. If there are rooms in your house, such as guest bathrooms or bedrooms that are seldom being used, it is actually a good idea in terms of saving energy to keep the heating vents open in those rooms. We know it sounds illogical, but consider this: If you block off the vents where the air used to go, your HVAC system will work harder to distribute air evenly, causing leaks and potential costly repairs. For a description on how this happens, www.saveonenergy.com has provided an explanation:
“Regardless of how many vents you have open, the heater or air conditioner produces the same amount of air. The added pressure from closing a vent can cause air leaks in your system, causing long-term and unnecessary energy waste. Air leaks will cause the unit to work harder as it tries to make your home comfortable. In addition shutting vents could damage your AC or heater, leading to inefficient operation and costly repairs.”
Keeping your heating vents open will extend the life of your furnace because it will operate more efficiently. Another way to guarantee greater efficiency is to have your annual HVAC inspection in Durham done by a professional technician at Boer Brothers. We use sophisticated diagnostic equipment to pinpoint certain areas that need to be adjusted or tightened to diminish the possibility of future leaks or problem areas. Your complete HVAC system, from the furnace blower to the flue, will be thoroughly examined to determine the operation safety and efficiency.
We will help you stay warm this winter season by providing excellent service for your residential or commercial HVAC system. Top efficiency matters for your wallet and the environment, and we can help you get to an optimal level through value-added maintenance services and consultations. If you are in need of a new system, our HVAC specialists will provide guidance to determine the most cost effective and energy efficient system for your needs. For all of your HVAC system service questions, repair and maintenance needs, contact Boer Brothers in the Durham and Chapel Hill areas at 919-929-9886.
(Source: Save On Energy: Should You Close Vents in Unused Rooms? saveonenergy.com, March 13, 2013)