Looking to save energy on these hot summer Houston days? One place you may look to save energy is your garage. Yes, your garage. Your garage can be a decent size portion of your overall square feet that takes energy, whether it’s keeping things cool in the summer or warm in the winter. We have put together a list of 5 ways to save energy through your garage.
Start with insulating your garage door and walls.
It may not be the first thing you think of considering the garage door opens and closes. Yet, if you keep your garage door closed on a regular basis, (like you should for security), having a non-insulated garage door can let the summer heat warm your garage much quicker, which can lead to the garage being harder to cool down if you have AC in your garage, and cause the internal walls of the garage hotter as well. This means your garage walls should also be insulated. With this one-two punch, it keeps the warm air from affecting the cooling of the rest of the house.
Invest in energy efficient garage door opener
If your garage door opener is strained while opening the door then it means it is wasting energy. New garage door openers are designed with an energy-efficiency feature which helps you in lowering your energy bills without straining the opener.
“All the new Liftmasters are built with energy efficiency in mind. The top two run on DC power so it pulls less power and runs run quieter are the Liftmaster 8550 and the Liftmaster 8160.” Says Mike, one of Spectrum Overhead Door LLC’s garage door experts.
Make a simple switch to LED Lights
This is the standard energy saving tip which is applicable both for residential and commercial areas. LED Lights can save 30-80% of your energy bills and have a long life. Regardless of the number of lights you have in garage, switch them to energy efficient lights. These are little expensive from your CFLs but are worth investing if you don’t want to change the lights every now and then.
Unplug the unused appliances
If you have kept some spare appliances in your garage for emergency and have not used them for at least 3 months now, it could be a good idea to start planning and get rid of them. if you still want to keep them for some reason then at least unplug them so having a spare one is at least an efficient choice.
Reduce the clutter in the garage
It could be surprising but organizing things and reducing clutter in the garage can also have positive impact on energy efficiency. An unorganized garage attracts unwelcoming pests. These pests can destroy the insulation rods, chew the pipes and wires and gradually gain access to your home. Hence, it is important to keep your garage free from clutter and fix any leaks and cracks that could make your compromise on your comfort.
If you face any garage door related issues, visit the team of experts at https://spectrumoverheaddoor.com/. Locally owned and operated, we will provide you same day garage door repair service in Houston.