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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Carpentersville Home

January 15, 2016

When temps even out in Carpentersville, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a few 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 variety of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc.

  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 lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get 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 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 likely need more insulation.

  3. 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 may make your air conditioner work more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these three 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 224-412-8308 or schedule an appointment with us online.