Guardian Heating & Cooling – Separating Fact from Fiction


When it comes to HVAC systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions floating around. At Guardian Heating & Cooling, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information and dispelling any myths that could lead to improper maintenance or unnecessary expenses. In this blog post, we’ll address one common myth and set the record straight.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in rooms they don’t frequently use can help save energy and reduce utility bills. However, this is a widespread misconception. Here’s the truth:

  1. Your HVAC system is designed to distribute air evenly throughout your home, and closing vents disrupts this balance.
  2. Closed vents increase the pressure in your ductwork, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to premature wear and tear.
  3. Closing vents can also cause uneven temperatures in your home, as the air has nowhere to circulate properly.

The Better Solution

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

  • Install a programmable thermostat and adjust the temperature settings when you’re away or asleep.
  • Seal any air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings to prevent conditioned air from escaping.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your HVAC system to ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency.


At Guardian Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of reliable and efficient HVAC systems. By debunking myths and providing accurate information, we aim to help our customers make informed decisions and enjoy comfortable indoor environments while saving energy and money.