Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Montoursville Home

January 15, 2016

When temps even out in Montoursville, 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 coziness 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 taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Airmen HVAC Service.

  1. Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air comes in to contact with glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.

  2. 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 may be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and may 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 may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable 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 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 discover 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 shout at 570-322-3131 or schedule an appointment with us online.