Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Safford Home01/15/2016When it cools off in Safford, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening 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 arranging air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at B&D Air Conditioning. 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure 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 doesn't have enough 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 take a look and 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. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair. We hope these few tips can help you discover 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 shout at 928-432-6018 or arrange an appointment with us online.