13 Apr What Do I Check When My Home is Too Hot?
When warm spring and summer weather comes around, there is nothing as important as a great AC system in your home. However, when you start to feel that stagnant, hot air in the home, and your house starts to feel just a little too stuffy—it can be cause for concern. It is fairly obvious when your home’s AC system isn’t working properly, but what do you do when you know your air conditioning isn’t working?
If your home feels just a little too hot, then here’s where you should check to see what is going on with your system.
Check Your Vents
If you feel like your home is warm and stuffy, then the first place to look is your air vents. Put a hand up to your vents and if you don’t feel any air coming out, or if you only feel warm air coming out of your vents, then it is time to call a professional in to take a look at your system and provide any necessary repairs
While some people may only think of insulation as a tool for heating the home, it is actually just as helpful when it comes to keeping your home cook. If you have the right insulation in place, you can save on energy consumption with your AC unit. If you aren’t sure if your insulation is to blame, contact an expert to come out and do a home inspection first.
Sometimes, heat can leak into your home through your windows. In fact, it is one of the most common culprits of a hot home when the AC is running. Glass is a major heat conductor, and if you have single glazed windows in your home, then the heat will start radiating inside.
Start by making sure that you have your blinds and shades closed and in place. If this still doesn’t do the trick, you don’t necessarily have to upgrade your windows from single glaze to double glaze windows. A secondary glazing is a relatively simple process and one that will offer a great return on investment.
Check Your Attic
Hot air may be coming in, or cool air may be seeping out through your roof or attic space. A well-insulated attic isn’t only essential for keeping your home protected from mold and water damage, but it is important for your cooling system as well. Head up toy our attic, and if you don’t see much insulation, give Texas Pride Heating and Air a call.
We can take a look at your attic and help you find the right type of insulation that will help keep your entire home cool and comfortable while your AC unit is up and running. Call us today to learn more about what we can do to keep your home cool all summer long.