When it cools off in Manassas, 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 lounging around on the couch taking in the comfy environment 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 occurring 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 variety of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Woody's Sudden Service Inc.
- Air is getting 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 reduce 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 lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing cool air through your attic, which then makes your air conditioner work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have enough 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or big 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 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 could make your air conditioner work more than it needs to, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.
We hope these few tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting 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 703-278-2036 or schedule an appointment with us online.