When it cools off in Anaheim, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the comfort 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 setting up 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 bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc..
- 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 lessen 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 getting 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 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 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 noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 figure out 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 couple tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting 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 714-855-1717 or arrange an appointment with us online.