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How To Keep Garage Cool For Dog

If you are searching the phrase “how to keep garage cool for dog”, this post should help! Furthermore we offer services to keep your garage cool no matter what the purpose is!

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Reasons To Keep A Garage Cool For Dog (Recommended)

There are many reasons to keep you dog in the garage. The most popular reasons people keep their dog’s in their garage are:

  • Keeping dog in garage while at work
  • Leaving dog in garage overnight
  • Keeping dog in the garage while you have guests over

In either case, there are the recommended methods of keeping a garage cool for a dog. The best way to keep a garage cool for your dog is to install garage insulation, garage door insulation and a garage mini split ac unit.

Not only will our SRX insulation keep your garage cool in the summer but its also helps regulate the temperature for keeping your dog in the garage during the winter. The temperature will be more stable even without a heater or air conditioning. However, most garage mini split units also have heating options as well. 

Without installing insulation or a mini split system, your garage is going to get really hot, especially if your live in hot states like Arizona, Florida or Texas. 

Ways To Keep A Garage Cool For Your Dog (Recommended):

  • Install Garage Attic Insulation 
  • Install Garage Door Insulation
  • Install Garage Mini Split System
  • Install Garage Attic Fan
  • Ceiling fans help but won’t keep the space cool
  • Electric floor fans are an option just blow around hot air
  • Installing windows work if you live in cooler areas
  • Opening the garage door a few inches will cool the area a few degress (Although, Arizona temperatures get up to 120 degrees)
  • The most effective method of keeping a garage cool for a dog is installing garage insulation, garage door insulation and a garage ac unit

Read more about each below:

Garage Radiant Barrier / Attic Insulation

Garage Insulation

Garage radiant barrier blocks radiant heat from penetrating the roof of your garage (the main source of garage heat). We use SRX garage radiant barrier foil to block out 98% of radiant heat. You can purchase a similar kind of radiant barrier material but no radiant barrier system works as good as our SRX garage insulation.

View our Garage Insulation Services

Garage Door Insulation


Garage door insulation is the most important component for cooling a garage and is one of the main reasons why your garage gets hot. We use SRX insulation to fully insulate your garage door from the heat as well. SRX is the best insulation for garage doors and will fill in any tiny holes or gaps where hot air can make it though. This ensures that your dog will have a more comfortable garage environment. 

View Our Garage Door Insulation Services

Garage Mini Split System


Garage air conditioning is needed for homeowners who want to keep their garage cooler for their dogs but for those who want complete control over the temperature inside the garage space. Garage mini splits are perfect for cooling down garages fast.

View Our Garage Air Conditioning Services

Garage Attic Fan


The garage attic fan pushed all of the hot air out of your attic. We use high powered German attic fans to keep the heat out of your garage’s attic. This keeps the air circulating frequently and keeps your garage at a cooler temperature.

Read the less effective methods of keeping a garage cool for a dog below.

Less Effective Methods Of Keep A Garage Cool For Dog

These less effective methods of keeping a garage cool can work, but will only keep your garage slightly cooler. Furthermore, nothing is more effective at cooling a garage as installing garage insulation, garage door insulation and a garage mini split ac unit.

  • Install a ceiling fan
  • Buy a swamp cooler
  • Install windows
  • Open the overhead door about a foot from the floor
  • Buy electric floor fans
  • Install an adjustable rollaway awning
  • Install an attic vent
  • Install weather stripping on the bottom of the garage door
  • Paint & caulk the garage door

Alternative Energy, LLC Can Offers Garage Cooling Services!

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We can help with garage insulation, garage door insulation and garage mini split system installation in Arizona, Florida & Texas. These are the 3 most effective methods of keep a garage cool for your dog. 

Our Service Area Includes:

We offer free garage energy audits to the entire Phoenix Metropolitan Area including: Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Scottsdale and more. Also serving San Antonio, Texas.

Broward County Florida including: Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Plantation and Sunrise, Florida.

Miami Dade County Florida including: Miami, Hialeah City, Miami Beach, Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, Doral City, North Miami Beach and Cutler Bay, Florida.

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