When the temperature mellows in Siloam Springs, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Siloam Springs Heating & AC.
- 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 reduce 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 getting light during the day.
- Lack of 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 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts sneaking 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 could make your air conditioner run more, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few tips can help you identify 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 479-308-8176 or set up an appointment with us online.