When the temperature mellows in Hasbrouck Heights, the last thing you want to have to think 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 comfort 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 few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at ACE Solutions.
- 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 comfy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving 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 could be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and might 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 probably need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide 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 more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these couple tips can help you identify 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 201-579-2562 or schedule an appointment with us online.