So when you think of energy efficiency, are garage doors one of the first things to come to mind?
But they do impact your home’s efficiency. If you’ve been considering replacing your garage door anyway, you might as well make it an energy-efficient one.
Your garage is more than likely uninsulated, which means the air that enters passes right through and into any rooms above or next to your garage.
The intense Texas heat can get hot enough to damage electrical components, which includes the ones in your car. And excessive heat that endures for a long time can also increase the likelihood of your car battery failing.
Anway, it’s more of an energy and cost savings opportunity than it seems at first.
You basically want three things in a garage door to ensure it maximizes your efficiency:
Garage doors can also be made with a variety of materials, which greatly affect its ability to keep your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Here’s a quick analysis of those:
Do you forget yourgarage door and leave it open from time-to-time? That’s a lot of lost energy!
That’s where smart garage door openers come in.
Just sync its operation to your smartphone, and you simply close your garage door and don’t need to sweat losing the energy savings.