When it cools off in Holdrege, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of 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 increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Durable Service .
- Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
- Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks 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 may 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 noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these three 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 308-995-8177 or arrange an appointment with us online.