Ed’s Heating Cooling Plumbing Electric handles many facets of heating and cooling in Dayton, Ohio. One of thing things we specialize in ways to save you money. Cutting off where heat goes to in different rooms in your home is an easy way to cut down on your energy costs.
Don’t make the mistake of just closing the doors to the rooms you aren’t using. Closing doors worked well if your home is heated from only one source, such as a fireplace or a wood burning stove. Heat would be trapped in the main room that you were using and it was efficient, but that doesn’t apply to most homes today.
Homes today are built with vents in every room. These vents push heat through your home equally into all the rooms. To truly cut off the room, you need to close the door and the vents. To go one step beyond, in addition to closing the vent, covering them can help reduce the amount of heat coming out of them. You can buy covers to help cut costs all the more.
This same philosophy can be applied in the summer as well. Closing off those hot rooms in the summer will be very cost effective when that energy bill comes at the end of the month. If you have any questions, Ed’s Heating Cooling Plumbing Electric is here to help.