How much energy do you use each month? Chances are you wouldn’t mind lowering it – especially as increasing electric costs are a concern for many households. While you can’t control the infrastructures’ standing charges or various added surcharges and taxes; you can control the amount of energy you use.
- Insulate Your Garage Door
Insulated garage doors offer significant benefits – especially to those that spend more time in the garage. Considering that the garages of today serve several other purposes than just being a haven for your automobile; you may want to consider heating and cooling it as well as insulating it.
- Insulate the Garage Walls
Insulating your garage’s walls reduces the conduction of heat from the walls and ceiling to the environment. If your garage walls aren’t insulated, that’s just one more barrier you’ll have to face each month, as you battle against high electric bills. Look for insulation with high R-Values to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
- Weather Seal Your Door
Even if your garage door and walls ARE insulated, if you don’t have the proper weather seal in place, you’re just shooting yourself in the foot. The most common weather seals for garage doors are bottom seal, threshold seal, and weather stripping. These inexpensive insulating devices often yield big returns to your bottom line and comfort.
- Pay Attention to Your Time of Use
Did you know the paying attention to the time you use the most electricity can save you money? Many electricity providers charge five time less during off-peak hours than they do during on-peak hours. Talk to your provider today to determine the best time to use your garage door opener, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and ac unit.