Feb 3, 2012
Does your garage get too hot during those warmer months in Longview, Texas? Have you just decided to avoid going into the garage unless it’s absolutely necessary? You might be surprised to find out that there are ways you can cool your garage, allowing you to use that space as a work room, play area, or refuge for your pets.
It might require a little investment, but is necessary if you intend to get the most out of your garage. A few effective ways to air condition a garage or just keep it cool in general include the following:
If there is an attic or crawl space between the ceiling and roof, add insulation. This is not too expensive to do and is a worthwhile expenditure since it can go a long way toward reducing heat gain in the garage.
Add inside walls of sheetrock or wood and think about adding insulation in between the interior and exterior walls.
Plant shade trees around the garage, especially next to any windows and/or use blinds on garage windows.
A garage fan that vents to the attic will keep the garage cool and promote an exchange of stale garage air with fresh outside air.
Get a room or portable AC unit to condition the garage air. Find one that matches the square footage of the garage. If you’ve taken the other steps presented above, it will be easier and for the air conditioner to cool the garage space — making it more energy efficient.
An additional benefit to keeping your garage cool is that you also reduce heat gain in adjacent areas of the home. Rooms next to the garage can be harder to cool, especially if there is no insulation or not enough insulation in the walls.
There are ways to air condition a garage or at least keep it much cooler. Only you can weigh the needs versus the options and expense. However, your professional HVAC contractor at JD’s A/C can give you advice and provide you with the options available for your particular needs. Call us today at (903) 759-7483 for more information.
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