Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know that there are many things you can do to make your garage greener. Previously, our garage door repair experts in Brighton talked about air sealing and insulating your garage, as well as proper ventilation. Keep reading to learn about a few more simple things you can do to make your garage greener:
#3. Upgrade your lighting.
Are you using old, incandescent bulbs to light up your garage? One easy way to save energy is by replacing your old bulbs with LEDs! LEDs are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs, and they’ll allow you to save up to 75% on garage lighting!
#4. Install a new garage door!
If you live in an older home and you still have the original garage door attached, it might be time to consider installing a new one. New garage doors often come insulated, which can help to prevent those expensive air leaks. Look for a new garage door that has R-values between 13-17.5%.
#5. Maintain your old garage door!
Although installing a new garage door may be the best way to save energy, you can still cut back on your energy bill with a few additions to your old garage door. Seal any cracks that may allow cool or hot air to leak out, and install weather-stripping. Reduce the time it takes for your door to open and shut by keeping your automatic garage door opener in good working order. It is also a good idea to caulk around the door from your garage to your yard or home, and check all windows and doors in your garage for leaks.