If you are on a tight budget and let’s face it, most people are here at the beginning of 2021, you’re probably looking for ways to save money. Did you know your garage could be one of those places? With a little work and investing, you can save money in the long run and even make a little money back! Here are a few tips on how to save money in your garage.
One of the quickest ways to drive up your energy bill is to make your A/C work harder in the summertime and heater in the wintertime. Your garage butts up against interior rooms of the home, which means if the garage gets super-hot, the rooms next to it will be hotter too and of course the reverse works in the wintertime. Make sure your garage walls are properly insulated and it might be advantageous to use an insulated garage door.
Fix Any Gaps at The Bottom of Your Garage Door.
At least twice a year, you will want to check the bottom of your garage door. If your garage door does not seal to the garage floor, it makes having insulation less helpful as cold and hot drafts will come into the garage. We covered how to fix this issue in our post Fix The Gap At The Bottom Of Your Garage Door.
Change Your Lights.
If you are using regular lightbulbs, changing to LED’s will save you 30-80% on your electricity bill.
Clean Out Your Garage.
It is hard to tell what you have if it’s all in piles and unorganized. Cleaning out your garage is a great way to see what things you have, what you need, and what you can get rid of. This can turn into all sorts of money-saving and money-making uses. First, you may find you have multiples of things. In some cases, take light bulbs for example, which means you can wait on buying more. In other instances, it may mean you might be able to put those things on a site like E-bay or in a garage sale and make some money off your extra stuff. The same goes for finding stuff that you don’t need as well.
Another money-saving advantage to cleaning out your garage is having fewer places for pests to go and hide in. Pests chew on things like wiring and rubber seals causing damage that money will have to be spent on to repair.
Research Before Doing any Repairs.
If your garage door or opener has issues, if you are choosing to do the repairs yourself, make sure you do your research. The reason many garage door companies do not suggest doing repairs yourself is it could cost you more in the long run. If you are not the handy type, you can cause more harm to whatever you are trying to fix, let alone yourself, and cost you medical bills. Garage doors can be heavy after all, and the springs are under a lot of pressure. So, if you intend to go the do-it-yourself route, you can save yourself some money, but you need to do your research so you don’t cost yourself more in the long run than what it would have taken to have a professional do it for you.
Spectrum Overhead Door LLC has been open since 2006 and has provided hundreds of Houston area residences and properties award-winning garage door repair and installation service. If you ever need garage door repairs or need a new garage door installed, do not hesitate to call 281-748-9542, or if you live in or near the east side of Houston 713-557-3407 for a free estimate and same-day appointment.