It’s no secret that Florida has warm weather year-round – however, Summer takes things to a whole new level. Temperatures routinely reach scorching highs, and humidity makes the air feel thick. Finding a place to cool off in these oppressively hot conditions, becomes a priority for most Florida residents during these warm Summer months.
One area of your home that often gets overlooked when it comes to temperature control is your garage. Whether you like to spend time in your garage, keep major appliances there, or simply use your garage to store items – there are many reasons why keeping your garage cool is important. It is especially significant because garages can tend to lock-in heat, and be even warmer than outside.
Luckily, there are simple ways to help keep your garage cool, even on the hottest of days in Florida. Our team has put together a list of tips on how you can easily keep this space at a comfortable temperature year-round. Check them out below.
1. Plug In a Fan & Take Advantage of Your Ventilation System
Fans are inexpensive and very easy to set up. Using a fan is the simplest way to increase the airflow and keep your garage cooled down by, at least, a few degrees.
Running a fan with the right garage ventilation system can make a huge difference in temperature. Whether active or passive, a ventilation system can remove hot air from your garage. In fact, if you don’t have decent ventilation in your garage, temperatures can actually be higher than that of outside.
Bottom line: A proper ventilation system will help reduce or remove hot, stagnant air and get things moving around.
2. Crank Up Your A/C or Install an Air Conditioner in Your Garage
Although this may be a more expensive option, if you are someone who spends lots of time in your garage, the investment may be worth the price tag. Window A/C units are a relatively inexpensive way to cool down your garage.
Once you add air conditioning to your garage, you won’t have to worry about the temperature anymore and you can use it whenever you want. However, if you choose to install air conditioning, you’ll want to make sure you have this next tip.
3. Insulated Garage Doors Can Help Keep It Cooler
Many associate insulation as “warming” a space, rather than aiding in keeping it cool – especially when it comes to insulating your garage door in Florida. However, as with any room in your home, you will want to make sure your garage is properly insulated. You’ll want to really pay close attention to the seal and insulation around windows in your garage door.
Interested in learning more about keeping your garage cool? We specialize in repairing, replacing and, yes… installing insulated garage doors. Call our team of garage door repair and installation professionals at (813) 433-7395, or contact us online, today!