I told them that this puts unnecessary strain on their a/c, but they politely told myself and others that they’ve been doing this for years to no ill effects.
My Grandparents are living in the same beach house they have owned since the early 1960s. Although they have made replaces plus improvements throughout, much of the beach house looks prefer it is frozen in time, numerous generations back. They still have the same seasoned wall paper in the family room that has taken on an amber hue after decades of light plus sunshine exposure. All of the appliances in the family room have been updated at least once in the years since, but the cabinets plus countertops are original. This is a trend throughout the entire house, as there’s a sudden mix of features that look brand new versus others that could exist in a museum. When you get to the minute floor, the home’s features look adjustingly older. Even the powder room looks prefer it is frozen in time. One thing that they’ve been doing for years is keeping the ceiling air vents upstairs closed whenever they’re downstairs. The only numerous vents that get opened at evening include the vent in the master powder room plus the vent in the master family room. I told them that this puts unnecessary strain on their a/c, but they politely told myself and others that they’ve been doing this for years to no ill effects. However, a few weeks later I was visiting them plus noticed there was an Heating plus A/C serviceman’s truck in the driveway. Two workers were installing a new central a/c in our Grandparents house. I casually asked a single of them what happened, plus she told myself and others their air conditioner was fried from leaving so various vents throughout shut all of the time. It added so much extra strain to the ventilation that it fried the a/c altogether.