Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Stuart Home

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When it cools off in Stuart, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be happening 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 variety of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Breathe Healthier Air Inc.

  1. 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving 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 as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your air conditioner run more, potentially increasing 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 diminishing 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 772-200-3617 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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