When the temperature mellows in Tucson, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on 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 figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Ambient Air.
- 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 lessen 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.
- Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you might 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 take a look and see 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 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 leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. 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 could 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 uncover 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 call at 520-357-4912 or schedule an appointment with us online.