Detached garages can sometimes get very cool during the cold winter months. If you are someone who enjoys working in your garage year-round, ensuring the garage is at a comfortable temperature is important. The guide below walks you through a few options to ensure that your garage is always as comfortable as it can be during the winter months.
Portable Propane Heater
A portable propane heater is a great option for a single car garage. The propane is very affordable and the heater is small enough that it will not take up a lot of room in the garage. The heater will be able to pump out a lot of heat in a very short period of time so that you can start working in your garage as soon as possible. The only issue that some people have with the propane heaters is the smell that they create. The fumes can sometimes be overwhelming and you need to ventilate the space to be safe when using this type of heater.
Ceiling Mounted Heater
There are some heaters that can be mounted to the ceiling and push warm air out throughout the garage. This is ideal for larger garages because it can create a lot of hot air in a very short period of time. These heaters are traditionally more expensive than the small portable heaters, but are sometimes viewed as being worth the large investment because they last for a very long period of time and do not require you to ventilate the space when using them.
Energy Efficient Wall Mounted Heaters
A somewhat new heater to hit the market is the compact, energy-efficient wall mounted units that can produce heat during the winter and crank out air conditioning during the summer. These units are very pricey and vary in size based on the square footage you need to heat or cool in your garage. The units use far less energy than the traditional ceiling mounted units, making them a great finical investment in the long run.
If you choose to invest in the ceiling mounted or the wall mounted heaters, have heating services install them for you. There is complicated wiring that must take place and in some jurisdictions permits must be obtained before the units can be installed. An HVAC contractor will know how to properly mount the units and how to get any and all permits that may be needed to make the process as easy as it can be.