How often do you think about the comfort of your garage? This often‑neglected part of the home can be used for a lot of different things, but it also tends to be uncomfortable in the hot and humid summers. Whether you are using this space for a playroom for the kids, a big laundry room, a home gym, or a large workshop, you want it to be comfortable. In warmer climates, the garage can often trap heat and humidity during the summer, making it uninviting for most activities, and cause rust or mold to damage your stored items. Here are four ways to prevent that, and keep the garage feeling great all summer.
1. Make sure the garage door is well‑insulated and weathertight.
The best thing you can do to make your garage more comfortable is to make sure the garage door is not letting any hot air inside. Garage doors from the last decade have been manufactured with efficient, high‑performing components that are more and more energy efficient. Look for a garage door that uses polyurethane foam insulation between the layers of metal, and don’t forget to make sure that there are no thermal bridges making the cooled air transfer to the outside, or causing warm air to transfer inside. This is for more than just the comfort of your garage. Did you know that a garage door that is allowing warm air into the garage can also make your home uncomfortable as well? It can also make your air conditioner work a lot harder. Be aware that by selecting a superior quality garage door, you’ll save in air conditioning costs for your home, even if you don’t air condition your garage.
2. Use a dehumidifier to keep the humidity down.
If you live in an area that gets very humid, a dehumidifier is a great idea. Keep the garage’s humidity under 50% for optimal comfort. You can find affordable home dehumidifiers that work in a very similar way as commercial dehumidifiers.
3. Cool off with air conditioning and ventilation.
The next thing to do to combat heat and humidity in the garage is to make sure the area is being air conditioned. You can simply add a vent from your central air conditioning system into your garage to help it stay cool. Another option for cooling off the garage is to install a stationary ventilation system to exhaust the buildup of hot and humid air.
4. Finish off by investing in top‑performing garage door.
The final thing to do is consider investing in a high‑quality garage door that is well‑insulated, weathertight garage door if your existing door isn’t as efficient as it could be.
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