When it cools off in West Jefferson, 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 lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place 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 number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc..
- Air is getting 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 decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure 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 doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you may be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily look to 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 likely 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 situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide 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 more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few 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 call at 614-879-9091 or set up an appointment with us online.