The garage offers many different uses for those who want to spend time working on new projects or enjoying their man cave. During the colder months, space can become cold and uncomfortable due to the lack of insulation and heating
. If you want to heat your garage, there are a few tips to follow to create a more comfortable setting.
1. Add Better Insulation
If you live in an area with mild winters, adding more insulation and weatherstripping can maintain the building's temperature. Fortunately, it's not too expensive to purchase new insulation, and you can install it yourself. There are no ongoing costs once it's installed, making it low-maintenance. You can also add the new weatherstripping to doors, which will prevent drafts and lasts for many years.
2. Use a Ductless Mini-Split System
As an air handling unit, a ductless mini-split system is powered by electricity and offers flexibility to place it in the garage. The ductless systems often include a remote control for easy operation. Some of the models even have a cooling option, which you can use in the summer to keep the garage cool and comfortable. It's best to leave the installation to a qualified professional unless you have experience with electrical work.
You can also choose to add radiant heat installed in the floor of the garage in panels and have low operating costs. They're extremely quiet to run and heat the space more evenly than other options in the industry.
3. Use a Space Heater
A space heater is sufficient to use in the garage because it can direct heat in any direction, whether you're spending time at a workbench or on a couch. You can also mount them on the ceiling or a wall if you plan to spend more time in a specific area in the space.
Space heaters are energy-efficient and won't cause you to spend a lot more on your energy bill. They don't require any ventilation and can also be used in the home. Heaters
are also easy to set up by hooking them into an outlet without any electrical work required.
You can also research different heating systems that are easy to control with a thermostat. If you plan to do a lot of woodworking in the garage, talk to a professional HVAC technician to determine the safest model to install to prevent the sawdust from mixing with any of the flammable vapors as you spend time on projects.
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