A repair shop, workshop, man cave, or garage is traditionally the place to park your car. However, the typical garage is not just for cars anymore. And, a lot of people prefer to park their vehicles in the driveway. No car in the garage creates an untapped goldmine of additional space.
Think about the endless possibilities and a wide range of uses that your garage can offer. For some people, it is an additional storage space, workshop, a home office, or even a gym. If your garage doubles up as your workshop, then chances are you probably spend a lot of your time in there. It becomes challenging to work during the hot summer months if your garage does not have a cooling system.
Generally, without air conditioning and insulation, your garage’s temperatures can soar up to 10 degrees higher than the outside temperatures. In the hot summer months, that’s a lot of sweltering heat that will slow you down and make it impossible to carry out your daily tasks.
Whether you are dealing with a humid climate or just plain dry heat, it may be the right time for you to consider some garage/ workshop cooling solutions. Most people wonder, why does the garage get so hot? What is the right size to install in the workshop/garage? If, for example, you use a portable air cooler in your shop then you need to know how to vent it properly?
Here are a few reasons why your shop may get so hot:
- Your garage is not insulated
- Darker garage colors will conduct heat, and brick walls absorb heat.
- West-facing garages are exposed to the late afternoon sun’s blaze
- Your garage may not have any ventilation system
- Small windows or windowless garages can be hotter
- Parking your car in the garage immediately after using it – your car will radiate heat raising your garage’s temperature.