Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your San Dimas Home01/15/2016When it cools off in San Dimas, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few 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 an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Energy Upgrades, Inc.. Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air comes in to contact with glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day. Insufficient 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 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 probably need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big 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 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 work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair. We hope these couple tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting 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 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.