Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Payson Home

When temps even out in Payson, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of 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 host of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling.

  1. Air is leaking 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 decrease 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 getting light during the day.

  2. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and 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 likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. 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 boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these three tips can help you identify 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 928-263-8570 or set up an appointment with us online.

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