Unveiling the Truth Behind Air Conditioning Myths

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When it comes to air conditioning systems, there are numerous myths circulating that can lead to misconceptions and improper maintenance practices. At Conway Air Conditioning, we strive to provide our customers with accurate information and debunk these common myths. In this blog post, we’ll tackle one prevalent myth and shed light on the facts.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

One widespread belief is that closing vents in rooms that are not being used can help save energy and reduce utility bills. However, this myth is far from the truth. Here’s why:

  1. Air conditioning systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the entire ductwork system. When vents are closed, it creates an imbalance in the system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to higher energy consumption.
  2. Closed vents increase the pressure within the ductwork, which can stress the system and potentially lead to leaks or other issues.
  3. Rooms with closed vents may experience uneven temperatures, as air is unable to circulate properly.

The Better Approach

Instead of closing vents, consider the following energy-saving strategies:

  • Invest in a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust temperatures when you’re away or asleep.
  • Ensure proper insulation throughout your home to prevent heat transfer.
  • Schedule regular air conditioning maintenance to keep your system running efficiently.
  • Replace air filters regularly to improve airflow and reduce strain on the system.


At Conway Air Conditioning, we prioritize providing our customers with accurate information and reliable services. By debunking the myth of closing vents to save energy, we hope to empower you to make informed decisions about your air conditioning system’s maintenance and operation. Remember, our team of experts is always available to answer your questions and offer professional guidance.