When it cools off in Tuscaloosa, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is sustaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the comfort 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 taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at KDM Service Corporation.
- Air is going 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 cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which then makes your air conditioner work harder, and could 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking 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 seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could 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 discover 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 call at 205-208-8090 or set up an appointment with us online.