Closing Vents Won’t Lead to Energy Savings

March 19, 2019

If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills, you’ve probably considered shutting the vents in the rooms you don’t typically use. Although this seems like an idea that might work, it probably won’t have the effect that you’re looking for. No Less Air When you close off a vent, you’re only keeping the climate-controlled air from flowing into that room. However, you’re not stopping the air from filling up the duct that leads to the vent. Closing some vents doesn’t change the output of your furnace or air conditioner. Therefore, when the air is blocked from entering a...

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Beating the Winter Air Quality Woes

February 21, 2019

The air quality in your home can suffer greatly in the winter months. In order for your heating system to function at its best, you seal your home and limit the amount of fresh air that can get inside. This leads to dust, allergens, and irritants building up in the air of your home. Winter air is also dry air, which can lead to dry, itchy skin and a scratchy throat. Here are some tips on how to improve your home’s air quality in the winter months. Crack Open a Window In the warmest part of the day, open a...

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