Some homeowners bend over backwards to create a more energy efficient home. Whether they have environmental concerns or simply want to spend less on utility bills, it is a good project to undertake. However, what many who try their hand at energy efficiency don’t realize is that your garage releases a staggering amount of energy. There are a variety of ways that a garage can be wasteful, but there are also a variety of ways to fix that.
Insulating Garage Doors
In warmer climates, many may choose not to buy insulated garage doors because they don’t really need protection from the cold. However, insulation not only keeps the warm in, but it keeps the cold in as well. This can help limit temperature fluctuations in your garage and thus in your home.
Energy Efficient Lighting
The first and simplest step to becoming more energy efficient often lies with the lights. Energy efficient bulbs are easy to install and provide a noticeable drop in those electricity bills. While you often use garage lights less, they can make a difference. It may also be worthwhile to consider installing one of these bulbs in your garage door opener, since many have lights built into them
Keeping Garage Doors Repaired
If the rollers are worn or the hinges are rusty, your garage door opener needs to work harder to open the door. This means that not only are those issues going to get worse and lead to costly repairs, but that they also use more energy. If your garage door is not working as it should, it means it need to work harder and that can often mean more power usage.
Whether you are crafting an energy efficient garage or simply need a new garage door to replace the old one, contact us today to see what we can do to help you.