I just want to say this first, I am noobie when it comes to "going green," so please bare with me! I recent came across a website for a product called "The Activent." It is a stand alone electronic vent that restricts or allows the air flow for certain areas of the house. Apparently, the theory is that by restricting airflow to one room that is already at the pre-determined temperature, that air will flow to another area of the house and thus cooling/heating that room faster. This allows your heating/AC to run for a shorter time, saving you money. This seems like a reasonable way to decrease my bills, but maybe I understood wrong. Has any tried or heard of this product? Or maybe an expert wants to review the websites claims and can further explain this product to me? www.theactivent.com Thanks! Zach
Has anyone heard of "The Activent" as a way to reduce cooling/heating bills?
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I think it's an interesting idea - and lol, I never thought about the leaks. I've been told that pressure is taken into account when designing a ventilation system - and that back pressure (from a collapsed duct, for example) could be problematic for a forced air heater. Hmm..