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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Port Saint Lucie Home

When it cools off in Port Saint Lucie, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in 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 handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Custom Air Systems Inc.

  1. Air is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when air touches 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, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough 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 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 likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large 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 determine 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 increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these few 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 call at 772-335-3232 or arrange an appointment with us online.