Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Lexington Home

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When temps even out in Lexington, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking 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 few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Kelley Mechanical.

  1. 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 lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy 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. 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 may eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see 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 may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious 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 figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner run more, 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 diminishing 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 859-209-3003 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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