When the temperature mellows in Cape Coral, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, 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 determine why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Comfort Zone, LLC.
- 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.
- 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 in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check 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 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 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 may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few tips can help you identify 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 ring at 239-214-0411 or set up an appointment with us online.