When you get in and out of your car each day, you probably do not want to do it in an extremely cold garage. Plus, you might like working in your garage, so you may prefer to keep it warm. Keeping your garage at a reasonable temperature is also important if you have a lot of stored items that could be damaged by the extreme cold. Follow these tips, and you're sure to notice a difference in the inside temperature of your garage.
1. Keep the Door Closed
When not in use, make sure that you keep your garage door closed. When you do need to open it, try to open and close it as quickly as you safely can. This will help prevent any potential heat from escaping.
2. Seal Windows and Doors
If you have not installed new weatherstripping in your garage door recently, now is the time to do it. Once your existing weatherstripping has been removed, you can start to put your new weatherstripping on. First, you'll need to measure the door and cut the weatherstripping so that it will fit properly. Then, you can nail it in place. Some weatherstripping even includes pre-included nail holes to make it easy or you to secure it properly.
Once that is done, you will want to focus on sealing the windows in your garage. This can be done with a tube of caulk and a caulking gun; just run a very thin line of caulk around the outside perimeter of your windows to ensure that they are properly sealed.
Although these steps might not bring heat into your garage, they will work surprisingly well at keeping cold temperatures and cold winds out of your garage -- and your home. This can help you save on home heating and can keep your garage shielded from cold air and wind.
3. Use a Small Heater
Have you thought about using a small heater -- such as a small electric space heater -- in your garage to help keep it warm when you're working in there? You will need to use an indoor-friendly heater so that you can keep the garage door closed, but you might be surprised at how well it can keep your garage heated when you're working. Just make sure that you do not leave it unattended -- this is important for safety reasons.
For more information, talk to a professional like American Eagle Garage Door Services.