One thing homeowners have in common is that they are always looking for ways to save money on their energy bill. At Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Houston, we can help you with questions about insulating your garage attic. Will insulating your garage attic save you money? We can help you answer that.
Ideally, the space above your attic heating and cooling unit would be the most efficient for insulation. You can insulate your attic space and it may stabilize your temperature a little bit. Ultimately, though, if you only insulate the attic space, it won’t give much of a return on your investment.
When Should You Insulate Your Attic Garage?
If the heating and cooling unit in your home extend into your garage, it should be insulated. Then you would not need to worry about additional insulation. If it is not insulated, you would want to add about 14 inches of insulation above those HVAC lines. You should also insulate the attic if there is a room above the garage used for living space. This would keep the natural heat or cold inside the garage but also keep the room above the garage warmer or cooler from the heating and cooling unit.
If you have plans to use your garage other than for storage or for your vehicles, you would want to insulate the area. You may choose one day to turn your garage space into a living space and would want to have the area comfortable. You may consider insulating your attic space if you spend any time at all there even if it is just briefly.
Some Things You Can Do Instead
To be more cost efficient, there are some other things you can do that will make your garage more comfortable. These things can also help improve your energy bills. Here are some ideas:
- Insulate the adjoining walls – If the walls connected to the garage inside your home aren’t insulated, this can make your heating and cooling unit work harder to compensate. This would make your energy bill increase. By insulating the interior walls, you can make your home more comfortable and reduce energy cost.
- Make sure you seal and weatherize your garage – This will not only protect your garage and your valuables that you keep in the garage, but it will also keep nature outside where it belongs. You may also install a storm door between the house and the garage.
These are just a couple of things that can save you money in the long run. By protecting the interior of your garage, you protect your investment.
Let Us Help You
Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Houston is proud to serve our community. We can answer all your questions regarding garage door repairs and installations. We would also like to help you decide where you need insulation to further protect your investment in your home. Call us today and we will get to your address as soon as possible! We are looking forward to working with you.