Closing Doors of Rooms That I Don’t Use

I live in a big home.

It was originally built in the 1800’s, it has a lot of the original architecture that is still on the house today. I love my home but it is very hard to cool it in the summer and heat it in the winter. There’s work that needs to be done, especially installing better insulation in my home. My HVAC technician told me that if I better insulated my home, I would see a dramatic increase in saving energy and money. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to have the funds to take down the old insulation and insulate all around my windows and attic. Because my house is so big there a lot of rooms that I don’t use. When I had my HVAC technician come over to take a look at my HVAC system I asked him if it was okay that I close the doors to the rooms that I don’t use. I also asked if it was okay if I closed the registers in those rooms. He told me that I shouldn’t do that since it decreases airflow and efficiency of the system. This disrupts the system’s normal airflow and can cause it to work harder. This makes the system to cycle more than it needs to and leads it to become less efficient. Therefore I am wasting energy and money by doing this. Thanks to my HVAC technician’s valuable knowledge, I will be making sure that I keep the rooms that I don’t use registers and doors open.

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