Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Bartlesville Home

January 15, 2016

When it cools off in Bartlesville, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be taking place 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 variety of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Farris Heating & Air.

  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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfy 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. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check 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.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large 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 figure out 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 uncover 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 shout at 918-534-8194 or arrange an appointment with us online.