The garage is where many avid workers, hobbyists, and car enthusiasts spend much of their time prepping or repairing various vehicles, tools, and materials for daily life. Yet, one thing that most garage owners frequently deal with in the summer months is the heat index. The sun’s wrath can chase out most from an otherwise perfect garage due to how miserable the internal temperature is. This article will provide a variety of solutions to solve this horrid issue and make your time within your garage a little more tolerable.
Common Reasons For High Heat
There are several common reasons that a garage might become a heat trap. A few of the reasons you might be miserable indoors are:
- Lack of insulation
- Dark garage paint
- Missing ventilation
- Overfilled garage
- High humidity
These five standards are able to be remedied by either (A) a quick repaint, redoing insulation, or even moving around a few of your goods – through the other causes might require more strenuous renovations. Luckily, there are also a few other common solutions that might solve your issue aside from these five likeliest causes.
Considering a garage is mainly a vehicle housing, allow your car to cool off outside the garage before bringing it within. An engine can put off tremendous amounts of heat – if you’re planning on working right after you come into the garage, be sure to allow your vehicle to cool outside first.
Another helpful tip would be to replace the garage door with an energy-efficient, insulated model to cut down on cooling or heating costs year-round. In fact, insulating an entire garage is a perfect solution to problems of temperature regulation.
Removing clutter, taking out old boxes, and properly sorting materials and tools inside your garage are all perfect ways to reduce the heat index by increasing the amount of area space. Adding in a passive ventilation system from your home is also applicable if you’d like a quicker fix than a new AC unit.
Most importantly, if you’re at all able to do such – working on personal projects during dusk and dawn is a proven way to avoid overheating. Varied species have operated under a nocturnal cycle since long before the earliest human memories. If this is an apt survival methodology for scaled friends, It’s also fitting for overheating garages.
A final footnote into this article would be for anyone reading to be wary of the symptoms of heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when your body reaches a temperature of 104F or higher and is exceedingly common in the hot summer months. When your body reaches this high temperature, it quickly begins to cook your internal organs, which is a deadly outcome.
- High body temperature
- Altered mental state
- Alteration in sweating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flushed skin
- Rapid breathing
- Racing heart rate
Recognizing the symptoms above can mean the difference of life or death for yourself or loved ones. Cooling the victim of heatstroke can be done from anything like ice packs or even spraying them with a garden hose in an emergency. If working in a hot environment, every little step to reduce the heat is both more comfortable and safer health-wise.
Call today if you have questions about insulating your garage.