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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Albuquerque Home

When the temperature mellows in Albuquerque, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the comfy environment of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, 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 decipher 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 usually hear about at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling.

  1. 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 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.

  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 then 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 plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may 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 sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may 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 uncover 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 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online.