Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Jefferson City Home

January 15, 2016

When temps even out in Jefferson City, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you scheduling 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 costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Stieferman Heating Company 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 comfy 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 then 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 enough 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 noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts coming 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 could make your air conditioner work more than it needs to, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these few tips can help you identify 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 call at 573-203-3908 or schedule an appointment with us online.