Separating Fact from Fiction in HVAC Services

When it comes to air conditioning and heating systems, there are many myths and misconceptions that can lead homeowners astray. At Temperature Control, Inc., we’re dedicated to providing accurate information and debunking common myths to ensure our customers receive the best possible service. In this blog post, we’ll tackle one prevalent myth related to our industry.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many people believe that closing vents in rooms they don’t frequently use can help save energy and reduce utility bills. However, this is a misconception that can actually lead to the opposite effect.

  1. HVAC systems are designed to operate with a balanced airflow throughout the entire ductwork system. Closing vents disrupts this balance, causing the system to work harder and use more energy to compensate.
  2. Closed vents increase pressure in the ductwork, potentially leading to leaks and further energy loss.
  3. The extra strain on the system can also lead to premature wear and tear, shortening its lifespan and requiring more frequent repairs or replacements.

Instead of closing vents, we recommend:

  • Installing a zoned HVAC system that allows you to control temperatures in different areas of your home independently.
  • Properly insulating and sealing your home to prevent air leaks and improve energy efficiency.
  • Scheduling regular maintenance checks to ensure your system is running at optimal efficiency.

At Temperature Control, Inc., we prioritize educating our customers and providing accurate information to help them make informed decisions about their HVAC needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts for honest advice and high-quality services in Tucson, Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Amphi, Flowing Wells, Oro Valley, and surrounding areas.