When temps even out in Rapid City, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be taking place 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 number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Precision Mechanical.
- 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 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.
- 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 could 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 take a look and 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.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable 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 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 can 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 identify 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 605-206-3766 or arrange an appointment with us online.