Help! My Garage is So Hot!
The dog days of summer are here. And boy are they hot! Many people find that garages are one of the first places they feel the heat. Then, every time you open the connecting doors into their homes, there is an oven blast of hot air bringing up the temperature inside your home and forcing your air conditioner to work over time.
Why Does a Hot Garage Matter?
In addition to helping to bring up the temperature inside your home, there are other reasons why a hot garage can be bad news. Your garage can easily be 20 degrees hotter than the air outside. But if you’re like most people, the odds are good that you use your garage for more than just parking cars. A cooler garage is more comfortable for tackling those home improvement projects, enjoying hobbies, working on cars, or taking care of oversized school projects with your children.
Steps You Can Take to Cool Your Garage
The good news is that there are small steps you can take that will make a notable improvement when it comes to the temperature in your garage. Things like adding insulation to the walls and roll-down garage doors, for instance, can help keep the temperature inside your garage more stable.
Install weather stripping to eliminate gaps under the garage door and around windows so that large amounts of hot air don’t simply stream into the garage even when it’s closed.
Plant a nice shade tree to provide shade for your garage during those wretchedly hot summer months. This will help block the radiant heat from direct sunlight so your garage will feel much cooler.
Perhaps the biggest change you can make that will cool your garage substantially is the addition of an exhaust system for your garage. This system uses the combination of fans to draw cooler air into the garage from the outside and exhaust vents to expel the hot air out.
Benefits of a Garage Exhaust System
Not only does a garage fan system help to cool the temperature in your garage, but it also helps to draw the odors from chemicals and other materials you may keep or use in your garage out while simultaneously pulling clean, fresh air into your garage.
Taking a few simple steps can make your garage a far more comfortable and safer place to work, relax, and even play. Make these changes today and see what a difference it makes.
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