Going green is becoming more and more common and necessary in our society and the trend is finding its way into almost every nook and cranny of our cities and towns. One place that you can easily start going green is you garage. Garages serve as storage spaces for many substances and objects such as vehicles that emit hazardous fumes that can make it into your home if your garage is attached to the main body of the house. Below will be listed a few ways you can make your garage greener.
- Don’t turn your garage into a miniature hazmat storage unit
As mentioned above, there are many materials that give off toxic fumes that can be harmful to your family and pets. Chemicals and cars can send these fumes into your home and effect the air quality level in your house for the worse.
- Have a Ventilation Fan Installed
If you do need to store toxic materials in your garage, having a ventilation fan installed can do a lot to offset the production of hazardous fumes by circulating them out of your garage and away from your home and family.
- Change Your Lighting Fixtures and Bulbs to Greener Models
Installing LED light fixtures and bulbs will conserve a lot of energy and save you money on your power bill. Task lighting is another option that suits those who like to use their garage as their workshop space.
- Install an Insulated Garage Door
Most garage doors are very thin and allow air to leak in and out of your garage. The air leaks cause the temperature in your home to fluctuate more quickly and will cause your heating or air conditioning units to activate more frequently.
On Track Garage Door Services in Phoenix, AZ can get you set up with a greener garage asap. We are the Valley leaders in all things garage door. Call us at 480-641-2301.