When it cools off in Pacheco, 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 hanging out on the couch enjoying the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling 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 costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Clean Air HVAC.
- Air is leaking 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 that get light during the day.
- Insufficient 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 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 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming 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 could make your air conditioner run more, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these three 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 925-233-6238 or arrange an appointment with us online.