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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Buellton Home

When the temperature mellows in Buellton, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in 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 few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to decipher 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 normally hear about at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning.

  1. Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may 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 check 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 substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 may make your air conditioner work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you discover 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 805-688-4018 or arrange an appointment with us online.