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Will closing my vents help with my energy bills?

Trying to monitor the temperatures and energy costs in your house can be difficult. There’s one method many homeowners attempt to try to come to a solution—closing the vents. Whether you are trying to move cooler air to different spaces or looking for ways to reduce your monthly energy bills, closing vents might seem like a good solution.

But you might want to think again.

According to ENERGY STAR, while you may 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 improve 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 home and situation is different. If you have questions, you can reach out to a qualified contractor to take a look.

However, you’re in luck! There are other solutions to assist with managing the comfort levels in your house. Here are a couple options that we recommend:

  • Zoning Systems – This is a great option if you have multiple stories or a bigger home. The zoning systems lets you identify sections or areas of the home and set unique 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 bring 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 Pocatello, give Vogts Heating & Air a ring. Our team can help assess the situation. You can also arrange an appointment with us online. We’ll walk you through your options and discuss the best route to meet your home comfort needs!

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