Heating Your Attic and Garage? Here’s How to Do It Smartly.

attic and garage heating

Are attic and garage heating a good idea in winter? What are the potential benefits of attic and garage heating? To some extent, the interior climate in these two normally uninhabited spaces can impact comfort and efficiency inside the living spaces of the home. While attic and garage heating may seem like a win-win scenario, the benefits are not equal in both cases. Here are some factors to take into account when considering attic and garage heating.

Heating the Attic

Heating an attic may be counterproductive and actually may increase home heat loss. Rising attic heat lost through the home’s roof can trigger a continuous upward flow of heat known as a “stack effect,” which also draws heat through the ceiling of living spaces below, negating potential energy savings from heating the attic.

Instead of heating the attic, a practical option to reduce heat loss is to maximize attic insulation while also sealing structural cracks, gaps, and other openings in the ceiling of living spaces that allow rising heat to migrate into the cold attic. You may also want to consider an attic tent. it will help close a major source of both heat gain and heat loss in your home.

Heating the Garage

Heating a garage may have several benefits:

A garage can be made heat-ready with a few steps:

Ask the professionals at Jackson & Sons about more options for attic and garage heating.

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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