This can become seriously overwhelming for anyone who is unfamiliar with terms such as eco-living or energy efficient houses.
Some of the little tips and tricks to save energy may be straightforward, and for lack of a better term, no-brainers, while others may seem a little more obscure, and definitely up for debate, such as deciding on installing insulation in garage walls.
Will this really help you save energy? Is it worth the hassle? It’s time to find out…
Are You Losing Heat Through Your Garage?
This is perhaps the most prudent question you should ask yourself when deciding on installing insulation in garage walls.
Most people think that because they are used to walking into a cold garage in the mornings that a great deal of heat is lost in this room and consequently the heating bill is being driven up. This isn’t necessarily the case in most homes, as few people have heating in their garages.
There are, however, 2 considerations to be made at the same time:
- Your garage is connected to the rest of your house, which means if there is no insulation for the inner and outer walls, or the ceiling, some heat could be lost in this area of the home.
- You may be a person who values time spent in the garage, either tinkering with some old appliances, or doing some other hobby, in which case, you may want to keep this space cosy.
Deciding On The Right Garage Insulation
Depending on your reason for installing insulation in garage walls, the right type of insulation may vary.
If you feel that you just want to keep the cold out of the rest of your house you may opt to only insulate the inner walls of the garage, in which case you can choose a product such as spray foam to keep the attached sections of your house warm.
Alternatively, if you enjoy spending time in the garage, you may want to consider insulating the exterior walls of your garage instead, with insulating wall coatings or insulation between wall or brick layers.
This will not only give your house more all-round heating protection, but also creates an enjoyable space where you can carry out your hobbyist activities in peace.
Lastly, you could also be thinking about remodelling your home, and on your to-do list may be converting your garage into a different room, in which case, installing insulation in garage walls makes perfect sense.