When the temperature mellows in Muldrow, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out 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 things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Air Service Co..
- Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air comes in to contact with glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily look to see 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 likely need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 work more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these couple tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting 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 call at 918-212-8943 or arrange an appointment with us online.