When it cools off in Marshfield, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, 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 going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at House of Heating Incorporated.
- Air is leaking 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 cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you could be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially upping 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 call at 715-384-3163 or arrange an appointment with us online.