How To Keep a Garage Cool in Arizona, Florida & Texas
Learn how to keep a garage cool in Arizona, Florida or Texas, or how to keep a garage cool in Summer by using this 2020 garage cooling guide.
Furthermore, Alternative Energy, LLC is a team of full-service energy contractors with decades of combined energy saving experience and know all about cooling down homes and garages in the Phoenix, Arizona valley, Miami Dade County, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Florida.
We not only offer informational content to help you find ways to cool your hot rooms, but we also offer energy services to help you get it done!
So with that being said, let’s get into it and show you how to cool down your garage in the Summer. Below we will list the best ways to do it and 13 other ways to cool a garage. For starters, the best ways to keep your garage cool in Arizona, Florida & Texas are:
- Install garage radiant barrier
- Install a garage mini split
- Install garage door insulation
- Hire a professional for garage cooling services
A lot of our garage cooling customers use their garage as a workshop all year long. Some use it for working on cars or home improvement projects, while some may use it for gardening tasks or other miscellaneous reasons. In either case, if you are someone who uses your garage for more than just parking your car, this article should help you learn how to cool down your hot garage. Read more about cooling garages in Arizona & Florida below.
1. Install Garage Attic Insulation To Keep The Heat Out
Garage attic insulation, also known as, garage radiant barrier is important to keep out the heat out of your garage. Arizona, Florida & Texas summers get up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and working in a garage with no AC can send temperatures rising even higher. Insulating your garage attic is a must if you want to stop the heat from making its way in. Our SRX insulation is perfect garage attics and garage doors. SRX is best garage door insulation for hot climates like Arizona, Florida & Texas.
Installing garage radiant barrier will cost you about $500 for a one car garage and about $800 for a two car garage. In general, it costs about $2 per sqft to install garage attic insulation.
However, insulating your garage will do a great job at keeping out most of the heat, but you are going to need a way to cool your garage as well. That’s where garage air conditioning comes into play. Before we get into that though, let’s talk a little more about insulating your garage door.
Radiant Barrier Works For Your Home’s Attic Too! | Save 50% On Electricity
SRX radiant barrier was invented to keep homes cool. It has the capability of saving you 50% on electricity guaranteed! The great thing about our new radiant barrier technology is that it will never stop working as current radiant barrier technology does. SRX solves all the current problems with radiant barrier technology.
Installing a radiant barrier in your home’s attic is a great way to lower the costs of cooling and heating bills during the summertime in Arizona, Florida & Texas. Plus our SRX insulation will make all the rooms in your home at the same temperature, make your A/C unit run more efficiently and keep your home warm during the winter time too.
We can perform a free home energy audit while we are installing your garage door insulation, garage insulation, and garage mini split.
2. Install a Garage Mini Split To Cool The Space Down
You need garage air conditioning to cool your garage cool in Arizona, Florida & Texas. Most garages in the Phoenix, Arizona Valley weren’t built to have an air conditioning unit or a garage ventilation system. That’s where our energy experts come into play. We have the capability of installing garage mini-split systems, also known as ductless garage ac units, in your garage. Garage air conditioning units only need a single port of ventilation, and can cool down garage areas faster than portable air conditioning units can. With professional garage air conditioner installation, you can turn your garage into a garage workshop.
Garage Mini Split Systems
Installing a mini split system for your garage will help you get the temperature down in the space, and your garage insulation will keep the cool air in longer.
These mini split systems are great for cooling down small spaces like garages and can cool down an average size garage in about 15 minutes. Not even a swamp cooler or portable ac unit can cool a room down that fast.
Installing a garage ac unit is the fastest way to cool down a garage in Florida, Texas & Arizona. Fans blow the heat around. You need something more powerful during the summer to cool down the garage space. Install SRX garage insulation first, then a mini-split to keep the space cool. The mini split won’t even have to run very long because SRX will hold the temperature of the room like a thermos.
Can’t I Just DIY Install A Mini Split System In My Garage?
Yes, with the right tools you can install a mini split system yourself. Although, we strongly urge you not to try to do so. This job involves cutting, electrical work and more. Installing a mini split ac unit is dangerous for the average homeowner and is not an easy task to perform DIY. We suggest hiring a professional ductless ac installer such as ourselves to install your mini-split system for your garage.
3. Install Garage Door Insulation To Keep The Cool Air In
Should i insulate my garage in Arizona, Florida, or Texas? Yes, installing garage door insulation is the most important step for cooling a garage in AZ, FL, and TX. Your garage door is where most of the heat escapes due to no insulation in the door. Insulating your garage door is an important step if you want to keep all of that cool air inside the garage. If you do not insulate your garage well, the air will escape, take longer to cool down your garage and cost you additional money in cooling bills. The utility bill for your home is already high enough, why not save a little money and still keep your entire home cool?
On average, insulating a garage door costs about $300 for a single bay one car garage (single bay), $600 for a two-car garage (double bay), and $900 for a triple car garage (triple bay).
Not only does SRX work for your garage attic and garage door insulation but it also works for your home. Installing SRX in your attic is guaranteed to save you at least 20-50%. Furthermore, if you choose to go with other energy products, you could save up to 100% of electricity. Yes, We said 100% Guaranteed!!!
Can’t I Install Garage Insulation or Garage Door Insulation Myself?
Yes, you can install your garage insulation yourself. Although will you be sure that you are doing it correctly? Do you know where to look for the places the air seeps in the most? Do you also have the capabilities of installing the next part of the job that cools down your garage (mini split system)? If the answer is no to any of those questions, you should hire a professional insulation contractor or radiant barrier contractor such as ourselves that have decades of experience with installing insulation in garages.
4. Hire A Professional Energy Company For Garage Cooling Services!
The best way to cool a garage in Arizona, Florida, or Texas is by hiring a professional energy company to cool your garage for you. Energy companies know exactly the right areas to target to ensure proper garage cooling efficiency. If you want garage cooling that works, you will hire a professional garage cooling company.
Alternative Energy, LLC has created the ultimate garage cooling package that allows you to keep your garage cool all summer. Our service area includes Phoenix, Arizona Valley, Miami Dade County, Broward County, Tampa Bay, and San Antonio. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to receive a free energy audit which will determine the best solution for solving your garage cooling problem. *APS & SRP customers click the link to learn how to lower your electric bill in Phoenix, Arizona.
13 Ways To Keep A Garage Cool In Arizona, Florida & Texas
Here are a few other ways to keep a garage cool but as we mentioned in the article above, the only way to keep your garage cool efficiently is to install insulation and a garage ac unit.
- Install Garage Radiant Barrier (*Recommended)
- Install Garage Door Insulation (*Recommended)
- Install Garage AC Unit (*Recommended)
- Install a ceiling fan
- Buy a swamp cooler
- Buy electric floor fans
- Open the overhead door about a foot from the floor
- Install an adjustable rollaway awning
- Install an attic vent
- Install an attic fan
- Install weatherstripping on the bottom of the garage door
- Insulate the garage door
- Paint & caulk the garage door
Should I Insulate My Garage in Arizona?
Yes, insulating your garage in Arizona is a must if you want to do anything in your garage for more than 5 minutes without having a heatstroke. Read more about why you should insulate your garage.
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Get a Free Garage Cooling Estimates In Arizona, Florida, or Texas
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Broward County Florida including: Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Plantation and Sunrise, Florida.
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