Heating and Air Quality Advice

Can I reduce energy costs by closing vents for an extended period of time?

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 03:08 PM

Because of all the bills that come running after us as pay checks come and go, following a strict budget is always a must. Sometimes, we wonder if we’re missing out on ways we could save even more money.

We try to cut the allowance for the daily consumption of your favorite coffee; or we avoid all possible shopping scenarios. Sometimes we also think of doing some simple things in or household thinking that this can cut a small portion of those unwanted expenses. One of which is closing vents at home. Sometimes, we think that in doing so, the bills will be much lower. But what we do not know is that this kind of trick could possibly lead to more complications and some unforeseen surprises.

Some of these instances include:

  • A possibility of amplified pipe leak
  • By closing the vents, there is lesser air movement with PSC lines
  • The energy consumption may tend to be bigger due to the ECM blowers
  • Owners may encounter difficulties with low air flow
  • The air conditioning units’ loop may be ice-covered if left neglected
  • Compressor failure
  • Broken heat exchanger
  • Carbon monoxide in your home
  • There could be an Greater than before penetration/exfiltration due to unstable outflow
  • Lastly, a concentration and mold development in winter because of lesser surface temperatures in quarters with shut outlets


Because of the situations above, it is possible that choosing this kind of way to save money will just contribute to a disaster in the future. Unknowingly, the owner might be experiencing all these, but only come to realize the effects when they need a repair.

HeatSource Mechanical in Alaska offers services that can help in the repair of these equipment. But what is more surprising is, they can help you save money without even closing those vents.

As the old saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” In the case of HeatSource Mechanical in Alaska, we can offer both cure and prevention.

The Preventive Maintenance Program from Heatsource is very enticing to a lot of customers. Aside from the fact that it can help them save money every billing cycle, it also helps them save in the long run because it specializes in prolonging the life of every household’s equipment.

Heatsource Mechanical Alaska’s Comfort Club Preventive Maintenance promises to bring its clients the following:

  • Members may qualify for ten percent off on all repairs
  • They are also in the priority list when it comes to scheduling
  • Every member is also entitled to reduced fees for after hours dispatch

What we at HeatSource Mechanical in Alaska try to impose on our customers are the long term effects of the kind of services we provide. The energy costs will be lower if the vents at home are closed, but this will just lead bigger problems if not monitored.