10 Tips To Make Your
Garage More Energy Efficient
InsulateYour Garage Door:
You can either buy an insulation kit or a new
insulated door. The kit will be more affordable,
however, may not provide as much insulation
as a new door.
Caulk betweenYour Garage Walls
A foam sealant or latex/silicone based caulk
works wonders to prevent heat from flowing out
between your walls and floor.
Seal The Door ConnectingYour Home
Check for leaks around the entrance door. Install
weather-stripping around the door frame. If your
threshold isn’t properly sealing the bottom of your
door, apply a draft stopper. Caulk any leaks and
the trim along the outside and inside of the door.
Rolling the right R-value insulation between your
joists or blowing it through a small hole in your
drywall filling your garage’s sides and ceiling can
help keep the warm air in and the cool air out.
Insulate Outlets And Light Switches:
Use outlet/switch foam gaskets to seal these small
escape hatches for energy and carbon monoxide.
Switch OutYour Lights:
Start using either CFL or LED lights in your garage.
A LED light bulb only uses 12 watts of electricity
to create the equal amount of lumens as a regular
60 watt bulb. A CFL light only uses 15 watts.
Switch out your older windows with Energy Star®
If you really want to make your garage energy-
efficient, install solar panels. This way you’ll avoid
using electricity or gas to keep your garage warm
Seal Cracks InYour Garage Floor:
Cracks in your garage floor introduce cold air and
gases into your garage and allow heat to escape.
Concrete sealant will prevent heated air from
escaping and stop cold air and gases from entering.
KeepYour Garage Organized:
Do you have too much stuff crammed into your
garage? Invest in a storage shed.
Have you thought about how energy inefficient your garage is? Most worry about keeping their
home warm and comfy during the cold season, however, they fail to realize that their garage
sucks out a lot of energy from their home.
Here are ten things you can do to make your garage energy-efficient and save money
on energy costs throughout the cold season.
Your garage is an important part of your home. Follow these tips and you’ll have a more confortable
garage and home and lower energy bills. For more information from professional garage door repair
technicians, contact your local repair company today!