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Old Apr 28, 2004, 08:19 PM
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Here is what I would do in order:
Install an attic fan in the attic:The attic can reach 150F in the hot sun. That is on the other side of 1/2 of drywall. Keep that area cool, and the whole area is cool. Runs most of the time in the summer, but at a very low wattatge. I have 2 in my home attics, saves money on A/C.
Insulate the attic: Still very hot up there, better keep away from the living area.
Insulate the garage door: Use a foil backed insulation. If you make the door much heavier, you need a door guy to adjust the springs to offset the weight.
If you get an A/C unit, get an in wall one. The portables are inefficient. Either one is pricey if you intend to let them rn 24/7.

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