What Should I Look For In An Electric Garage Heater?

Heating properly with an electric garage heater is as important as things like good lighting and ventilation. Without a good heat source, your time spent in your garage will not be pleasant, and even your work may suffer. As a result, not to mention your tools deteriorating or your materials suffering. Purchasing and installing adequate heating in your garage needn’t be difficult after following a few tips we will give you here to help you decide.

There are many different types of electric garage heater models, so please enjoy reading all the information here about all the different styles, the different types of fuels that can be used, the importance of insulating your building, and even tips on creating and maintaining a safe working environment.

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Things to look for when choosing the best electric garage heater:

  • The size of the space that you are heating.
  • The rise in temperature that you require.
  • The insulation that is present in the structure.

First of all, to measure the space you are heating, do a rough calculation by multiplying the length, width, and height of the space together.

Some of the most popular types of heaters include Forced air heaters, Radiant heaters, Convection heaters, Tank top heaters, wood-burning stoves, and recycled oil heaters. All of these come in different shapes and sizes, and all can be run using different types of fuel. For more information on each of these types of heaters, please check out the websites of electric garage heater manufacturers using online search engines.

Important considerations when choosing your electric garage heater include the size of the space you are heating, how you can improve the insulation of the building/structure to gain the maximum efficiency from your heat source, the positioning of the appliance, whether natural ventilation is required, what type of fuel the heater should use, and most importantly safety.

Next, consider the temperature that you wish to raise the space by. When assessing this figure, think of the coldest average temperature that you experience in the part of the world you live in. It’s probably best not to calculate for those odd days that you may get where it is unseasonably cold, as you can always supplement your main heater with another standby one if the temperature really does plummet.

Think of an average winter’s day, and then think of the temperature that you would be comfortable working in. A comfortable temperature inside the home may be around 21°-23° Celsius, but in your shop or garage, you may be able to get away with lower than this, especially if you are working. For the sake of this example, let’s say you would be comfortable at 18°C

The environment should also be considered. It can certainly be possible to do your bit by choosing a heater that recycles waste into fuel. For instance, if you have a woodworking or carpentry shop, consider utilizing a wood-burning stove, for example. Not only can most, if not all, of your fuel be free, but you will also have less waste to dispose of.

So to start your journey to finding the best electric garage heater, let’s start with calculating the power of the heater you will need to heat the space in question.

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Ben White has written thousands of articles on everything home improvement. He has had the privilege of writing for such websites as the Huffington Post, DeWalt, Houzz.com, HGTV, and many others.

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