Your Workshop Garage Heater

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.