When it cools off in Bishop, 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 enjoying the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, 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 an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning.
- 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, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might 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 look to 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 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 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 can make your air conditioner work harder, potentially boosting 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 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 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online.