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Saving Money on Air Conditioning: Closing Vents Won’t Do It!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

room-ventIf you live in a standard multi-room house, you receive conditioned air (whether coming from a furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump) through a network of ducts that lead to room vents. The covers over room vents often have slats in them you can manipulate using a lever. These adjustable slats help to control the direction that air flows into a room.

However, people often look at these slats and think, “Why don’t I just close them all the way? That will prevent cool air from reaching a room that’s empty and help save money.”

This is not the way the slats in a room vent are supposed to work. Trying to close the vents or block them in any fashion doesn’t save money. In fact, it usually creates the opposite problem of raising electrical costs and leading to numerous air conditioning repairs in Westfield, NJ.

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How Does a Zone Control System Work?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

heating-cooling-zones-homesAre you concerned about how much energy your home uses each season? We hope you are, because when you take a close look at energy expenditure in your home, you can often pinpoint ways to lower costs. Or, you can work with professionals who will help improve your home to lower those costs.

A method for lowering home energy use that we recommend for houses that use a forced-air heating and cooling system (a furnace and standard air conditioner or a heat pump) is to outfit the HVAC system with a zone heating and cooling, i.e. a zone control system.

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Zone Control Systems: Why They’re a Big Deal

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Try to imagine if your house’s lighting worked this way: you come home at night, step into the house, flip on a light switch… and every light in the house comes on. That’s not an efficient way of lighting a home, is it? Of course, that’s not how lighting is set up for houses—or any building. But central air conditioning and heating is often set up exactly this way! You switch on your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump, and conditioned air travels to all the vents throughout the house, regardless of whether the individual rooms need to be cooled or heated.

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