Whether you are keeping your workshop comfortable or protecting your property from a cold night, a garage heater can transform an otherwise unused space. Garage heaters are not like a furnace, so there are several things you need to consider before buying.
Consider the top five things of crystal heating and cooling when buying a garage heater. They are as follows:
The Available Heat Source in Your Garage
Due to the commonly found items in the garage, such as wood or paint, it is recommended to stick with natural gas or electric garage heaters. Propane garage heaters can cause safety issues, so it’s best to keep them safe. Moreover, these two options have some extraordinary advantages.
Cost is the number one advantage. Take a look at utility prices and consider how often you can operate your garage heater. If you have access to this in your garage then natural gas can be a more economical option.
Assuming that you don’t have natural gas access, an electric garage heater might be the best approach. An electric heater is normally the most un-meddling choice since it very well may be mounted on the roof, making more usable space for whatever your carport is utilized for.
Be sure to check the power requirements on it. The last thing you want is to buy a garage heater that is not compatible with the voltage in your garage.
Choose the Correct BTU
British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the energy unit used to portray how rapidly the temperature can be brought up in a specific space.
To calculate which BTU you will need based on the size of your garage and the height of the ceiling, check out this handy BTU calculator and start talking garage-heater-talk. Typically, 50,000 BTU is required to heat a 3-car garage or a new generous-sized workshop.
If you want to make it even easier, just call us at Crystal and we can help you recommend the perfect garage heater for your specific space.
Safety Comes First
With a home garage heater, safety is always important. If your home is set up for easy access to natural gas, you are likely to have adequate ventilation for a gas-burning heater. This safety measure is another issue for these bad kids in terms of their powerful heating capacity. So, if you are safely equipped for a gas heater, we say go for it!
You should also evaluate what is in your garage and who uses it. Is it accessible to pets and children? Is there too much dust?
If you work in a dusty space, an electric garage heater may be the best bet for you. Unlike gas heaters, they require minimal maintenance to remove fire hazards such as dust and debris, which require thorough cleaning of air vents, motors, and burners.
The ceiling-mounted unit means the burner is even more out of reach, providing more protection to innocent hands and claws.
Remember to look at the details of your new garage heater before you get it. You might have thought you’ve tracked down the ideal match until you have your heater installed and it feels like the jet engine has taken off.
If you are looking for a more comfortable environment, then consider our Modin Hot Dog Power Vented Gas Heater, equipped with “Hush-Puppy Quiet Operation” so that your heater will not bother you while it is working.
If you’re still making a lot of noise, or if your garage is a rehearsal for your 15-year-old newbie rock band, you probably don’t have to worry about noise (it can help).
The Garage’s Environment
Each garage is a little different. Your walls and windows may be an old house with low insulation or maybe one or two doors are not properly closed. This will affect whether your new garage heater is really capable.
Not only that, but our terrible Canadian winter garage heater can keep through the ringer, so make sure it is able to achieve the temperature you are taking.
It’s usually best to play it safe and buy a garage heater with slightly higher power (BTU) than you need.
A heated garage is an extension of your home and can be as comfortable as your interior. If you have no prior experience converting your garage into a livable space, remember that we do.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which is the best type of heater for a garage?
Crystal Healing & Cooling offers models of many brands and garage heaters – including Modine, Garage Guy Heater, and Re-Verber-Ray. The “best” is definitely ready for your personal garage setup. We offer a wide range of gas-powered models and electric models, as well as low-intensity infrared radiant tube heaters.
Where to install a garage heater?
To be most effective, garage heaters should be placed in the coldest corner of the room and directed to the center. Most models can be mounted on either the ceiling or the wall to save space and allow you to work seamlessly. Ideally, you should also look at models that feature a fan and a sink so that warm air can be directed to where you are working.
Where to buy a garage heater?
Crystal healing and cooling are always available to help you buy your garage heater. We recommend several brands that will work with numerous garage and workshop setups. Keep in mind that adding a garage heater can benefit any homeowner, especially in our Canadian winter. It will help protect your car’s battery, storage equipment, or other items; And it can help keep your entire home warm by preventing cold air from entering. Crystal healing and cooling can answer all your questions and concerns and help you find the best heater for your garage or workshop.