When it cools off in Pflugerville, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, 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 handful of things that could be happening 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 variety of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning.
- 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 then makes your air conditioner work harder, and might 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 leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these three 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 shout at 512-355-1482 or set up an appointment with us online.