Will closing my vents help with my energy bills?

August 19, 2019

Trying to oversee the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be tricky. There’s one method many homeowners use 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 decrease your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good option.

But you might want to think again.

According to ENERGY STAR, while you might feel some difference in your home, closing the vents could potentially be harmful. It can make your system work harder than it has to, or the air will find another way out, like through leaky air ducts.

Closing vents also doesn’t benefit energy efficiency. Your system is still going to work hard to push that same amount of air out, so it could actually up your energy costs. Keep in mind that every house and situation is different. If you have questions, you can contact 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 products that we carry:

  • Zoning Systems – This is a great option if you have multiple stories or greater square footage. The zoning systems lets you select 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 provide the additional heating or cooling you need. Even better, installation is pretty easy. The only components required are an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condenser unit.

If you are having difficulties keeping your whole house at a comfortable temperature in McHenry, give Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call. Our team can help review the situation. You can also arrange an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your solutions and discuss the best path to meet your home comfort needs!