When it cools off in Muskogee, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc..
- Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, make 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 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 could eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and 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 may need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big 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 close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your air conditioner run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these couple 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 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment with us online.