The garage is often an overlooked area of the house when it comes to saving on electricity. The reason being is that we rarely hang around our garages. We usually just park our car there and enter our home. Others use this area for storage and just go there when they need to get some of their things. However, it is important to know that insulation is also essential in our garages. We need to keep the garage warm to prevent wear and tear of our vehicle and its paint. Insulation of the garage can help in maintaining the garage temperature especially when it is extremely cold or hot outside.
Stop any cold air infiltrating into the garage area. Place weather-stripping down where the garage door meets the ground. For garage with a door entrance from the outside ensure the seal is intact and no air is passing through the frame. If required use expanding foam to fill in gaps. These are small steps that may cost around $80.
Does your home have enough insulation? Insulation plays a very important role in every home when it comes to comfort and energy efficiency. Unless you were around when your home was built, then you probably know what kind of insulation was used and if high-quality materials are actually installed into your home. If not, proper inspection must be done to ensure that you have a properly insulated home.
There are many types of insulation available for homes – blown-in insulation, radiant barriers, fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation, and more. Some insulation materials, for instance radiant barriers, are exposed to the naked eye so you know exactly what you have and whether they’re still properly installed. When insulation is installed within walls and ceilings, it can be hard to tell whether they’re still working as efficiently.