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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Crestview Home

When the temperature mellows in Crestview, 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 hanging out on the couch soaking in the coziness 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 few things that could be taking place 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 number of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Gordon Air Conditioning.

  1. Air is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when air touches the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy 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 might be losing cool air through your attic, which as a result makes your air conditioner work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check 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 probably 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 sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover 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 shout at 850-682-5509 or schedule an appointment with us online.