Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Litchfield Park Home01/15/2016When it cools off in Litchfield Park, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for an increase in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Cooler Tymes LLC. Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air touches the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen 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. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you could be losing cool air through your attic, which then makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily look to 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 probably 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 coming 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 seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially upping 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 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 623-206-6770 or arrange an appointment with us online.