I have a 4 bedroom double level house. I have closed the heating air vents for the upper floor (except for the bathroom). I have opened the heating air vents for the bathroom on the upper floor(which I use). My bedroom is on the ground floor (and I have opened the heating air vents for the ground floor).
Will I be able to save on heating expenses OR will I cause the gas furnace to work harder and increase my gas heating expenses instead?
What should I do to avoid any damage to the gas furnace but to reduce the heating bill for the unoccupied areas in the house?
I am not a tradesman.
By closing the vents upstairs you are effectively forcing more hot air on to the main level, hence your furnace should come on less often. The bad news is heat rises and is probably going right up the stair case. Your best course of action is making sure your windows have a good seal and a programmable thermostat that you can set to be low when you are out at work.
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