Does closing air vents reduce energy consumption?
The summer season is upon Australia, and that means each and every air conditioning system in the country will be working full-time to keep Australians cool for the entire season. Operating air conditioners regularly also means huge energy consumption, which will certainly be reflected in the electricity bill at the end of each month.
As expected, people are trying to find ways to reduce energy costs while keeping cool temperatures inside their homes. One of the more common practices believed to help reduce energy costs is closing air vents.
On the surface, closing air vents during the summer is a sound idea, as it helps divert airflow from underused rooms of the house to key areas of the house, thereby maximising use of the conditioned air. In theory, this should help you reduce energy costs. But does it? Let’s hear from James, our resident air conditioning specialist.