Many of us never really think about how our garages can help us reduce our carbon footprint when considering ways to make our homes greener. There are many simple changes and steps that can be implemented that can have a profound effect on the environment. Here are our tips & tricks to make your home greener.
Lighting is an excellent addition to your garage when it comes to keeping it secure and safe, so mischief makers can’t have a nice look around so easily. Our recommendation is to install a light if your garage door does not already have one. This is because your garage door and light are like Robin and Batman, they complement each other perfectly. But if you want to make things slightly greener, switching to LED is the greenest option. Not only do they have higher brightness and intensity, energy efficient, longer life span the list can be endless. From research studies, it suggests LED light bulbs use 85% less energy than halogen bulbs.
Garages are often used as extensions for housing appliances like fridges, deep freezes, and dryers. It is important for every home to have these, but shopping around for energy-efficient models can save you considerable amounts of money. In the short term, you may be thinking that you are spending a lot of money on a high-end machine, but in the long run, you will be saving more on energy costs and preventing pollution.
Insulation for your garage is even more critical if your garage itself is heated. This is because garages can easily trap heat and cold, making cooling and heating the rest of your home more difficult and more expensive. Unless your garage is detached. If you notice any cracks in the walls, you should repair them. In any garage, the garage door is the main source of heat loss, so you should definitely invest in a good garage door. A door that is well insulated with eco-friendly materials will help your garage. This will prevent any belongings from being damaged by any extreme temperature and of course, make your garage much greener. You can check out our other blog here on more benefits this has. If you want this upgrade or added to your new shiny garage door at Garage Doors 4 you, we are here to help contact us today and speak to one of our friendly staff!