If you live here in Dallas, Texas, you’ve been dealing with the 100+ degree temperatures for several weeks. We are nowhere near done with the scorching summer. If you have a garage that doesn’t have windows, then you know how hot it gets inside. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas, Texas has a few tips to help you cool your garage down.
1. Use a Portable AC Unit
A simple solution would be to use a portable AC unit. It doesn’t require a window for the unit to sit. It sits on the ground like a space heater and plugs into the wall. You will need to vent the unit somehow. Most of them come with an adaptor that allows you to vent it outside like a dryer vent hose.
2. Install Ceiling Fans and Use Floor Fans
To get the airflow going in your garage, you need to install fans. If you just need temporary solutions, then put out floor fans. However, if you need something that is permanent and out of the way, you should consider installing ceiling fans.
Of course, if you put up ceiling fans you will need to make sure you install them out of the way of the garage door. Depending on the amount of space you have in your garage, this may not be an option.
3. Cut a Hole in The Wall For an AC Unit
Even if you don’t have a window, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a window unit. It will require you to cut a hole in your garage to place the unit. Since it is hot for so long here in Dallas, this would be a good long-term solution if you need to run air often.
4. Use Attic Vents
To help draw the air out of your garage, you can install attic vents on the gables of your home. This will allow the hot air to escape out of the room, making the fans and AC units more effective. By running fans in the garage and the attic vents, you can create an airflow in your garage.
5. Install Insulation on Your Garage Door
You can run fans and AC units all day, but if your door isn’t insulated, it will just let the air out. If you spend a lot of time in your garage and need it to be cooler, than you may consider installing a new door. Depending on the type of door you have, it may not be well insulated. Our technicians can advise you on the best door for this type of project.
Call Today For a New Door
When you are ready to have a new door installed on your garage, give the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Dallas, Texas a call. We’ll answer all of your questions about new doors and the custom options you can take advantage of. Call us today so we can get one of our qualified technicians out to your home ASAP. We’re happy to help you.