Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Paso Robles Home01/15/2016When temps even out in Paso Robles, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be occurring 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 number of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Paso Robles Heating and Air. Air is going 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 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. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation. 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 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 may make your air conditioner work harder, 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 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 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online.