When temps even out in Central Point, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, 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 going on 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 scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Air is going 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may 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 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 may 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 what's happening. 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 run more, 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 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 541-286-6617 or schedule an appointment with us online.