While most Canadians will take the time to ensure their homes are ready for winter weather, many people overlook their garages. Winterizing the garage is a great course of action for those with attached garages because it can help decrease heat loss, but it’s also wise for those using garage heaters.
Take note of the tips in today’s post, because a well-insulated garage combined with a quality garage heater is perfect for anyone who likes to use their garage year-round, not to mention those who don’t like to get into a freezing cold car in the morning!
The Benefits of Improving Insulation When You Own a Garage Heater
- The heater doesn’t have to work as hard to reach and maintain the set temperature, which can help prevent costly repairs or the need to replace your heating system prematurely
- You save on energy by minimizing heat loss
Now, there are many things you can do around your garage to get it winter-ready, and the good news is that improving the insulation is relatively low cost. Here are some of the areas you will want to check and reinforce the insulation, if needed.
- A great deal of heat is lost through your garage door, and by determining which method is best for insulating your particular style of garage door, you can save yourself a bundle in energy bills, not to mention give your garage heater a bit of a break.
- Improve the weather stripping around your garage door; in this case, the cheapest option isn’t always the best and you may want to consider installing a weather seal where the garage door meets the floor.
- Caulk around the windows.
- Insulate your outlets and switches.
Taking the time and investing a small amount of money to insulate your garage properly will pay off in the long-run. Remember, if you’re shopping for a garage heater and you’re trying to decide which unit is best for your space and needs, get in touch with us. One of our experienced technicians will be more than happy to assist you.