When the temperature mellows in Savage, 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 relaxing on the couch enjoying the coziness 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 setting up air conditioner repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning.
- Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air comes in to contact with glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving 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 in-turn 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 likely need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious 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 decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially upping 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 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 952-373-0377 or set up an appointment with us online.