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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your West Palm Beach Home

When it cools off in West Palm Beach, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc.

  1. Air is going out through the glass of your windows - when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks 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 might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount 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.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts coming 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 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 three 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 call at 561-515-5527 or schedule an appointment with us online.