Now that I have moved from a house with radiant floor heat to an apartment with forced air heating, I am really thinking about how much energy I use to heat my place. I have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and while it hasn’t been that cold here yet, I have had to turn on the heat a few times in the morning to take the chill off. However, before I did, I went around and closed the vents in my 2nd bedroom, the hallway, and the 2nd bathroom because I didn’t need to heat rooms I wouldn’t be using for a while. And since I closed those vents I haven’t reopened them, as I have discovered that the heat flows into them a little anyway from the main living area. I really only need the heat focused in the living room and bedroom when it does come on, so closing some vents saves me from heating the whole house and thus wasting money. So Do One Thing and close those vents in unused or seldom-used rooms!
Lori Cain, Realtor
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors