Is there anything more maddening than seeing your energy costs rise? Our guess is probably not, apart from maybe seeing the prices at your local bottle shop increase. With energy costs on the rise, it makes you think about packing up and moving permanently to Tokelau – the small pacific nation which in 2012 became the first country to be 100% solar-powered.
Only problem is, the whole country, while boasting beautiful beaches and a rich culture, has a population of 1400, and there’s not a whole lot going on there.
So, it’s up to you to come up with clever ways of saving on energy costs, whether that be installing solar panels, making a conscious effort to switch lights off, or investing in a quality insulated garage door. Let’s talk about the benefits of the latter, and explain why every Adelaide home should have one!
How do insulated garage doors work?
Great question. Insulated garage doors contain insulation inside of them, usually made from fibreglass or similar materials, which acts as a buffer between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. In this sense, insulated garage doors create an air-tight seal which prevents inside air from escaping, and outside air from penetrating the home.
How insulated doors can help you save on energy costs:
The main way that insulated garage doors reduce energy consumption and, therefore, power costs is due to making your HVAC unit more efficient. HVAC units use a thermostat to measure the temperature indoors. When air from outside is able to penetrate the home, it makes your home colder or hotter, and causes your HVAC unit to work overtime. This is what sucks up so much power, inflating your energy bills.
Keeping your HVAC unit happy
But with an insulated garage door, no air from outside will be able to enter the home, which allows your HVAC unit to work less hard. Your HVAC unit won’t use as much power in order to keep the indoor temperature consistent, and your energy costs will decrease dramatically.
Cool in summer, warm in winter
Adelaide gets all four seasons. Our summers are long and hot, our winters and long and cold. An insulated garage door works equally effectively in both seasons, keeping out the hot air in summer and the bitterly cold air in winter.
While you might regret moving to the tiny island country of Tokelau, you won’t regret investing in an insulated garage door. For the highest quality insulated garage doors, talk to the team at The Garage Door Guys. They’re Adelaide’s best team for quality garage door sales and installations, and have superb options for insulated garage doors. Give the team a call, or pop in to see them at their Adelaide Hills showroom.