Dealing With Furnace Problems

Dealing With Furnace Problems

3 Reasons To Add AC To The Garage In Your Home

by Eliza Chapman

There is no doubt about it, having air conditioning in your home is one of the greatest modern conveniences. There is nothing like stepping inside the house after a day out in the heat to be greeted with cool, comfortable temperatures. However, if you are like most homeowners, the garage is one place in your home that you have chosen not to have climate controlled. While this may not seem like a financially responsible decision since you don't necessarily spend a lot of time in the garage, it is actually a better idea to have an HVAC professional install a vent in the garage just the same as there is in every other room in the house. Here's why. 

Having the garage cooled means items stored inside do not sustain heat damage. 

In the summer months, your garage can get incredibly hot when it has no air conditioning. Most people have everything from holiday decor to household supplies stored in their garage, so the high temperatures inside can really be a bad thing. Plastics, chemicals, paints, electronics, and other items can be compromised with exposure to excessive heat. Therefore, having AC in the garage will ensure you don't end up with heat-damaged belongings. 

Keeping the garage cooled helps protect your vehicle. 

The garage is the primary housing spot for your vehicle when you are at home. Unfortunately, even your vehicle can be damaged by exposure to long periods of excessive heat. For example, excessive temperatures can be hard on 

  • the interior of the vehicle, such as the seats and dash
  • the battery of your vehicle 
  • plastic and electrical wiring components of your vehicle 

Even though you will probably not see immediate damage to your vehicle because it is mostly kept in a garage that is not cooled, the high heat can cause problems to develop much faster than they would if the vehicle was kept in a climate-controlled space. 

Having air conditioning in the garage gives you a cool place to work when you need to. 

From working on your vehicle to completing DIY projects, working in the hot heat of an uncooled garage can make the project seem even more trying than it actually is. When you have your garage cooled just like the rest of the house, performing tasks inside the garage will not be such a big ordeal that you dread. You can easily shut off the vents to the garage when it is not in use and open them before you start on a project so it is more comfortable inside. 

Contact an AC installation professional to learn more.


About Me

Dealing With Furnace Problems

A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.