Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Booneville Home

January 15, 2016

When the temperature mellows in Booneville, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch enjoying the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening 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 scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC.

  1. 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 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 getting light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might 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 plenty 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 substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner run more, potentially increasing 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 ring at 662-269-8716 or set up an appointment with us online.