When temps even out in Bend, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out 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 straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging 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 expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Tri County Climate Control LLC.
- Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air touches the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
- Lack of 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 could eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and 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 substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. 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 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 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 ring at 541-238-2797 or set up an appointment with us online.