When temps even out in Elk River, 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 enjoying the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Home Comfort Heating & Air.
- 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure 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 doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you may 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 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 large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these couple 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 ring at 763-276-0617 or arrange an appointment with us online.