When it cools off in East Bernard, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at E.B. Air, LLC.
- Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air touches the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Not enough 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 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 probably 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 sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner run more, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few tips can help you uncover 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 shout at 979-335-4262 or schedule an appointment with us online.