Did you know that an overheated garage can be harmful to you and your home?
What’s the solution? Invest in an exhaust fan for your garage. Not only will it improve ventilation, but it will also provide a host of other benefits. Garage Design Works, an Orlando garage floor company, explains the benefits of garage exhaust fans.
- Improves Air Circulation: Working on projects in your garage can subject you to the vapors of carbon monoxide from your car exhaust and other chemicals and gasses lingering there. In fact, every time you open your interior garage door to enter your home, you are allowing these toxic vapors to permeate the interior of your home as well. An exhaust fan will improve your garage’s air quality as it carries the warmer inside air outside and brings in the cooler outside air.
- Safeguards Items in Your Garage: If you are storing your decorations, cleaning products, or sports and home improvement equipment, you don’t want to ruin them due to the soaring temperatures in your garage. An exhaust fan will keep your garage cool during those hot, humid Florida days. As a result, you won’t subject your belongings to mildew, mold, or rust due to excess moisture and heat.
- Reduces Air Conditioning Costs: Your garage is a natural trap for heat from the sun beating on it and the heat of your cars after a commute. A garage exhaust fan brings in cooler air from outside into the garage while expelling heat trapped inside. Every time you enter your home from the garage, you won’t bring the hot air in with you, resulting in lower air-conditioning costs.
- Eliminates Moisture: Because of the humidity and heat here in Florida, moisture can build up in your garage and cause mold and mildew. As you pass from your garage into your home, you and your family carry airborne spores with you. Installing an exhaust fan will expel the moisture out of your garage so mold and mildew don’t build up in your garage and enter your home.
Once you‘ve decided to invest in this, take your garage measurements so you get an exhaust fan appropriate for your size garage. You can purchase energy-saving models, as well as models that mount to an outer wall, window, roof, or are freestanding.
For more information and tips on your garage, please browse the rest of the Garage Design Work’s blogs. And if you are thinking about transforming your Orlando garage floors, call (407) 447-8890 today! One our garage floor experts would be happy to explain our process.