When it cools off in Monroe, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a couple things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace.
- 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 decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks 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 could eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have enough 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 leaking 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 could 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 inhibiting 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 608-291-3606 or arrange an appointment with us online.