An energy efficient garage is not only more environmentally responsible, it is also much more economical in the long run. By improving the efficiency of our garage we can significantly lower our carbon footprint. Find out how to do this with the guidelines below.
When it comes to our garage, not many of us really think about making it energy efficient. But an attached garage is one big way that hot and cold air can be entering into our homes. This causes energy bills to rise and your HVAC system to work harder. That’s why it’s a good idea to make your garage energy efficient—and we’ve got you covered. Below we have some relatively simple and inexpensive ways to help make your garage more energy efficient.
Windows and Doors
One of the first ways to make your garage energy efficient and save on your energy bill is to start with insulating the door connecting between your home and your garage. Check around the door frame for any gaps and leaks and seal them as needed. Next, put weather stripping around the door frame and install a draft stopper along the bottom of the door along the threshold if it’s not sealing properly when shut.
As for windows in your garage, also check for any gaps or leaks around the window frame and caulk them as needed. Repair or replace any broken windows, and if the windows are old and not Energy Star certified, consider swapping them out for newer windows with the certification.