When it cools off in Fort Lauderdale, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Solar Air Inc. .
- Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air touches the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, make sure 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 has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may 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 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 big enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may 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 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 954-320-7398 or arrange an appointment with us online.