When temps even out in Tomball, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing 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 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 a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Premium Air Services LLC.
- Air is leaking 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 cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result 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 probably need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 three tips can help you uncover 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 713-364-9957 or schedule an appointment with us online.