Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Winchester Home01/15/2016When the temperature mellows in Winchester, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the coziness of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place 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 host of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Thornberry Bros Inc. Air is getting 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 comfortable home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving 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 could 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 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 coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner work more than it needs to, potentially boosting 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 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 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment with us online.