If you’ve got home improvement projects or hobbies to work on in the dead of winter, it might be a good idea to invest in some heating for the garage. Here are a few options to consider.
- Forced-air heater
A forced-air heater works by sending hot air into the room using gas or propane. Though they’re less expensive than infrared heaters, if you do a lot of woodworking in the garage, the forced air will blow dirt and debris around.
- Convection heater
A convection heater can be powered by natural gas, electricity, or propane. The heater circulates air convection currents through the unit and across its heating element to heat the room. When searching for a convection heater, consider how long you’re willing to wait for the room to warm up to determine the type and size of heater you should purchase.
- Ductless heating and cooling
Also called multi-split system, split system, and split-ductless system, ductless heating and cooling is an eco-friendly and energy efficient option.
- In-floor heating
In-floor heating is accomplished using PEX tubing installed into the floor. This is a great option for heating the garage and can also be used in combination with other heating methods.
- Propane heater
Propane heaters vary in size but are considered an affordable heating option. Propane is clean burning, non-toxic, and more reliable than electric heating systems. It’s mobile and can be easily moved around your garage for greater comfort.
- Electric ceiling panels
Inconspicuous ceiling panels can provide electrical-powered heat. One-inch thick panels can be mounted on the ceiling to provide effective heating without sacrificing aesthetics.
- Mounted electric heater
Wall-mounted electric heaters are easy to install and simply need a 240-volt outlet. You may be able to install these without professional help.
- Portable space heater
Portable space heaters come in many different sizes but are typically used to augment an existing heat source. They’re portable and readily available for purchase.
- Infrared heater
An infrared heater radiates heat throughout a room but can take a while. It’s pretty quiet and doesn’t blow air, but comes at a higher price tag than other heating options.
If you have any questions or would like assistance installing heating in your garage, give us a call!