Hot summer months mean rising temperatures, and air conditioners are working overtime all over the country. The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling make up to around half of total household expenses, and you may be looking for ways to reduce your electric bill while maintaining a comfortable home. What many homeowners do is to close the doors of unused rooms, thinking that it reduces the space that their AC needs cool. But does this actually work?
How Closed Doors Affect Energy Efficiency
In theory, closing those doors to rooms you’re not using might sound good, but it’s actually a myth. In fact, shutting the doors to unused rooms can even increase your energy consumption. Closing doorways blocks efficient energy circulation throughout your home.