In the midst of summer the temperatures and humidity in Oklahoma get pretty intense. The past few weeks we’ve seen temperatures in the nineties and in the weeks to come we’re sure to see some hundreds. When it comes to your family’s comfort during the summer heat, cooling your home becomes essential; especially if you have little ones or elderly living under your roof. You may already be experiencing some difficulties with keeping your home cool and if that’s the case, when those hundreds roll around, your sanctuary may become a hot box. To prevent that from happening, your home needs to be as energy efficient as possible.
One place we’d like to bring your attention to is the garage. It’s often overlooked when homeowners consider the energy efficiency of their houses. The largest opening in your home is the garage door and usually it’s made of lightweight metal that offers little protection from extreme temperatures. Easily the heats flows into your garage and gets trapped there where it can seep through doors and the ceiling into various other parts of your home. If you’re thinking about making your home more energy efficient or if you are already finding it difficult to keep your home cool, then consider insulating your garage door. It hugely impacts the conservation of energy, thusly lowering your electricity bill, and plays a major role in the ability of your home to maintain a cool temperature, thusly keeping your housemates content.
Many people this time of year also spend a lot of time in their garages doing various activities from woodworking to weightlifting. If you are one of those people sweating it out in your garage this summer, then consider insulating your garage door to prevent overheating. Not only will it help you stay cool, but it can also help reduce outdoor road noise, quiet the door itself while it’s being operated, and maximize the efficiency of any appliances located in your garage. Over the long run, insulating your garage door can even pay for itself. It’s really a no-brainer!