Demystifying Common Air Conditioning Myths

When it comes to air conditioning, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that circulate, causing confusion and potential problems. In this blog post, we’ll debunk one of the most prevalent myths and provide reliable information to help you make informed decisions about your home’s cooling system.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

One widespread belief is that closing vents in rooms you’re not using will save energy and lower your utility bills. However, this is a myth that can actually do more harm than good.

  1. Air Distribution Imbalance: Your HVAC system is designed to distribute air evenly throughout your home. Closing vents disrupts this balance, causing the system to work harder to compensate for the reduced airflow.
  2. Increased Pressure: When vents are closed, the air pressure inside the ductwork increases, potentially leading to leaks and inefficient operation.
  3. Strain on the System: The added strain on your HVAC system can shorten its lifespan and lead to premature breakdowns or costly repairs.

Instead of closing vents, it’s recommended to keep them open and use programmable thermostats to regulate temperatures in different areas of your home. This way, you can maintain a balanced system while still managing energy consumption effectively.

At Lansing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we prioritize educating our customers and providing reliable information to ensure their comfort and energy efficiency. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about your air conditioning system.