Energy Efficient Garages
Throughout the last several years, there has been an increase in more energy efficient product options. Not only is it better for the environment, but having energy efficient home appliances and systems can also potentially help save you money on electric and heating bills. Your garage is a great area to add some energy efficient upgrades.
So, how do you get a more energy efficient garage? Finding ways to lower air leakage from your garage is one of the best ways to help lower your heating and electric bills. If the warm air in your garage isn’t leaking out, then your heating system won’t have to turn on as often.
If you’re looking for ways to create a more energy efficient garage and lower air leakage, The Overhead Door Company® has the answer. We have different options and ideas to help you create a more energy efficient garage.
Insulated Garage Doors
One way to create a more energy efficient garage is to add insulation. Adding insulation to your garage door helps maintain temperature inside your garage. Insulation helps to keep cold weather out in the winter. It also helps prevent your heater from having to work twice as hard to fight against the freezing air sneaking into your garage. The less your heater has to turn on, the more you save on heating bills.
When insulating your garage door, keep in mind the R-value. The R-value measures thermal efficiency, or how effective the insulation of the garage door is at preventing hot or cold air from escaping. The higher the R-value, the better.
While you may be tempted to try and insulate your garage door yourself, you probably have better things to be doing. So, let The Overhead Door Company® do it for you. We can insulate your garage door and get you on track for having a more energy efficient garage.
Seal Any Holes or Cracks in Your Garage
Sealing any holes or cracks in your garage is another easy way to help make your garage more energy efficient. It’s hard to heat or cool your garage when the air keeps leaking out of your garage. Making sure there are no gaps in your garage walls or by your windows can prevent any air leakage.
Drafty windows can also be a problem. If the windows in your garage are old, or if they’re letting air pass through them even when closed, then you should consider upgrading. Adding weather stripping or caulking around your windows also helps create more energy efficient garages.
Insulation only works well if there are no other gaps letting air in and out of your garage. So, if you’re going to add insulation, then also seal any cracks and drafty windows.
Call Us Today!
Creating a more energy efficient garage can help cut down your heating and electric bill, and it’s better for the environment. If you’re not sure where to start, or if you’d like to talk to a professional about your options, then contact The Overhead Door Company of Western Kentucky™!
If you plan on insulating or adding energy efficient upgrades to your garage door, then let us help you. Properly installing insulation or any garage door upgrades is essential if you want it to work correctly. If insulation is installed incorrectly, then it may not be as effective and your garage will not be as energy efficient as you would like it to be.
We want to help you create a better home for yourself. So, give us a call or take a look at our website today!