Should Interior Doors Stay Open When the AC is On?

Summer is here and it’s time to crank up the AC. There are a lot of energy tips out there for homeowners to follow and we encourage that. However, there is one tip that circulates around that we want to talk about.

When people shut their bedroom doors to prevent airflow, they think closing a door to a room will block your home’s primary airflow and that this will keep the rest of your home cooler for a longer period of time. Another theory is that closing the door to a room means that your air conditioner will have less square footage that it needs to cool. Which means, the AC unit will have shorter cooling cycles.

This is not true. In fact, if you close a bedroom door, air will still leak through the cracks in the door into other rooms. It will also put extra pressure in the room with a closed door and press any cool air out windows if there are any leaks in the window seals.

This will actually make your system work harder to push the air through the home if you close doors. This will create a negative pressure and work against your energy bills. This same thing effect happens when homeowners close air vents to only specific rooms. It’s best to let everything remain open and flow when you’re trying to cool down a home. Keep everything open as often as possible while your AC is running.

We hope we cleared up this little tale you may have heard about. There are a lot of choices when it comes to your cooling needs. Picking the right company to do business with is key. For almost 30 years, we have been providing our customers with work from industry-certified technicians. Our team has the skill and knowledge to get the job done right the first time out! Call (855) 973 - 0214 or visit us today