Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Thousand Oaks Home01/15/2016When it cools off in Thousand Oaks, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in the comfort 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 taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging air conditioner repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Air Max HVAC Inc. Air is leaking 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 receiving light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn 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 enough 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. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can 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 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 ring at 805-217-8662 or set up an appointment with us online.