Your Workshop-Garage Heating System

Why do you need a heater for your remodeled garage?  The answer for this question is pretty obvious: one of the major disadvantages of using your garage as a workshop or a home office is that it wasn’t meant for that. The garage is the special place reserved for your car, the garage is the room where you keep your lawn and garden accessories.

If you start using this space for other projects that you have, you need to deal with one of the major inconveniences, that is warmth. During the summer you don’t have to worry too much about this but during cold seasons you might find some difficulties in continuing your project because of the very low temperature.

You can find many ways to warm up your workshop-

garage. You can try one of the porcelain heaters; they

work great and can warm up a good area but they are not

meant to warm a large space for a long time.

Another solution for you would be to use a kerosene

heater. These heaters are easy to turn on, most of them

have an electric starter. It should have a thermostat to be

able to regulate the temperature also they have a specific

scent, they do function on kerosene! So if you think you

cannot handle this smell, a kerosene heater wouldn’t be a

good choice for you. They are quite dangerous for your

children, if they have access to the garage and you would

definitely want to ventilate very well the garage!

A very good and popular choice nowadays is a gas heater.

Of course you have to hire a professional to install it. You

can find a gas heater suited to your budget for remodeling

the garage. There are many models and almost all of them

are fairly inexpensive. The main advantage of a gas

heater is that it gives you a consistently warm

environment. They are available in both manual and

thermostatic control types. You would probably prefer a

model that has a thermostat, even though its price is a

little higher than the price of a manual temperature

control model. The only thing that you have to do is to set

it on a desired temperature and leave it to do its job.

There are two types of gas heaters: vented and vent less.

The vent less unit uses air from the room and the vented

model has a system that vents directly out of the garage.

The disadvantage of the vent less model is that you have

to keep the room vented at all times because the unit uses

the air from the room where it has been installed. The

main advantage for the both types of gas heaters is that

they have a pretty low running cost compared to the

kerosene and electric heaters.

Remember that if you choose to install a more advanced

heating system like a gas heater, you must ask for a

professional’s help.

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