When the temperature mellows in Carson City, the last thing you want to have to think 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 going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of 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 variety of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Anderson Heating & A/C.
- Air is leaking 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 comfy home, make 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 has an insufficient amount of 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 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 noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner run more, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these couple tips can help you identify 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 775-230-7628 or set up an appointment with us online.