MYTH #1: Closing Off Rooms Saves Energy – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Myth Buster

Door

“MYTH #1: Closing Off Rooms Saves Energy

When people used to use wood stoves or fireplaces as their main source of heat, they would close off other parts of the house, so the heat wouldn’t stay put. That doesn’t work with today’s heating systems. When you restrict the air flow through these systems, it’ll make your unit run longer and harder to maintain a constant temperature. Source: www.consumerenergycenter.org”

via MYTH #1: Closing Off Rooms Saves Energy – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes.

Click here to understand why closing the doors doesn’t help and can actually hurt your power bill.

 

Posted in Diagnose my home., DIY. How do I, My power bill is too high Tagged with: , , , , , ,
One comment on “MYTH #1: Closing Off Rooms Saves Energy – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes
  1. Tim Washington says:

    Great info, especially on the ineffectiveness of closing off rooms and keeping the temperature constant. Keep busting those myths!

Sign up for Take Control of My Energy Newsletter

Practical tips, advice, best practices to reduce your power bill.
* = required field

Sponsored Links