When temps even out in Lawrence, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, 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 decipher 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 Scott Temperature.
- Air is leaking 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 receiving 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 could be losing cool air through your attic, which then makes your air conditioner work harder, and may 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or big 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 determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these three tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting 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 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment with us online.