Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Upland Home01/15/2016When temps even out in Upland, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that easy, 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 host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day. Lack of 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 in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and might 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 likely need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big 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 seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your air conditioner work more than it needs to, potentially upping 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 shout at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online.