It only took me living through one summer in Florida before I started wondering if I should air condition my garage. It may seem like an easy question, but unfortunately there's more to it if you want to do it right. If you don't, you could end up spending more time and money than you should. Should I air-condition my garage? Depending on where you live, air … [Read more...] about Should You Air Condition Your Garage?
Heating and Cooling
Have you ever walked into your garage and smelled something really bad? It could be paint fumes, gasoline, fertilizer, or just stale, musty air. I did recently and it immediately got me thinking about whether or not I should have some sort of ventilation in my garage. Here's what I found out. Residential garages are not required to have ventilation under … [Read more...] about Does a Garage Need Ventilation?
Garages are notorious for getting hot and holding in heat. Thankfully, there are quite a few solutions out there to keep garages cool. One of those solutions is simple and cost-effective: use a fan. Contrary to what you may think, cooling a garage with a fan isn’t as simple as plugging in the fan, leaving it, and enjoying cooler air. You’ll need to have the right … [Read more...] about How To Cool a Garage With a Fan the Right Way
I'd love to spend my free summer days fixing a classic car in my garage. But living in Florida, my garage quickly becomes unbearable during the hot summer days. I started looking into different ways of cooling down my garage and one of the first things to come to mind was a portable air conditioner. Can you cool a garage with a portable air conditioner? Yes. A 7,000 BTU … [Read more...] about Can you Cool a Garage with a Portable Air Conditioner?
If you're planning on heating or cooling your garage, you need to have as much insulation as you can. We've talked before about the need to insulate your garage door and walls, but what about the ceiling? Usually, I recommend having insulation on any wall that's exposed to the outside, but there are a couple of times when it's absolutely critical. If you have living space … [Read more...] about Should You Insulate Your Garage Ceiling?