Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Excelsior Springs Home

January 15, 2016

When it cools off in Excelsior Springs, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, 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 straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Colvin's Heating and Cooling.

  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 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. 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 in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and could 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 likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these few 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 shout at 816-379-3918 or schedule an appointment with us online.