Should I Close AC Vents and Door in Unused Rooms or Keep Open for Circulation?

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Q: Which is more efficient for cooling and the electric bill? Closing off rooms not being used or keeping vents and doors open for better circulation? Which approach will make the air conditioner work harder and how will it affect the bill?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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