While garages are one of the most important parts of a house, they don’t have insulation to keep the room warm. If you’ve converted your garage space into an area for crafting, it can get cold quickly. Before you rush out and buy any garage heater, here’s what you should know about the types of heaters you can find.
Types of Garage Heaters
There are many mobile, and more permanent options, you can use to heat your garage. The most popular choice is electric, but you may want to consider one of these lesser-known options too.
Electric — For small or attached garages, an electric heater is ideal. Their compact size and portability means you can place them right next to your work area. They also have some added safety measures like an automatic shut-off.
Propane — Propane heaters, like electric ones, are readily transportable and affordable. These are ideal if you need to move around while working on projects.
Natural Gas — Natural gas heaters are similar to small furnaces, and can be a good option if you’re willing to spend a little more. It’s important to note that these heaters need professional installation and once installed, they’re there to stay.
Radiant Heat — Radiant heaters are another great choice, especially if you spend a lot of time in your garage. These also run on natural gas, but use infrared rays to heat up the area. They’re very efficient and effective, but also a heftier investment.
A more permanent and efficient solution is to consider insulating your garage. Most aren’t insulated sufficiently, which is why they’re usually cold during Winter. If you spend a good amount of time working in your garage, enlist a professional contractor to insulate the area.
Our team at Affina Door Company has the knowledge and experience to help you understand the best options for your garage. You can contact us for a free quote and consultation whenever you’re looking for garage door or gate service.