When the temperature mellows in La Puente, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless, and you’d be relaxing on the couch enjoying the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what’s taking place outside. Of course, it may not be that easy, and there are a couple of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are several causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Temp Air System Inc..
Air is going out through the glass of your windows – when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure you’re closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
Lack of attic insulation – if your home is older, there’s a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course, this means you may be losing cool air through your attic, which in turn makes your air conditioner work harder and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.
Gaps in windows and doors – sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner run more, potentially boosting the chance that you’ll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few tips can help you discover any problem spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about air conditioners, air conditioner repair, or any number of other things related to heating or cooling your home, give us a ring or schedule an appointment with us online.