Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Middle Georgia Home

January 15, 2016

When the temperature mellows in Middle Georgia, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out 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 straightforward, and there are a couple 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 host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia.

  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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Lack of 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 in-turn 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 may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts sneaking 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 can make your air conditioner run more, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you discover 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 shout at 478-200-5689 or set up an appointment with us online.