Today I talk about keeping warm in your garage, when your garage isn’t warm. In other words, heating your garage.
I am just going to talk about heating your garage, insulating it will be a topic for another day.
I talk about Propane Heaters, kerosene heaters, electric heaters and I touch on furnaces and wood heat.
I created a spreadsheet to help figure out the cost of running a heater for an hour, you can download it at:
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Here are examples of the different kinds of heaters I talk about today:
The propane forced air heater, this is similar to the one I use, which apparently isn’t made any more:
Without a fan, this one is quieter.
A small round “sunflower” heater
This is great if you only need a little heat
If you need more heat, here is a larger one:
With no fans, they are pretty quiet.
If you would rather deal with kerosene than propane, here is a fanless kerosene heater:
If you need more heat, here is a forced air one:
The plus to one of these instead of a propane one, you can use a thermostat:
If you would rather deal with electrity:
Or this one that is a permanent mount:
Both require 240 volts
If you use propane, this will let you see how much is left in the tank:
And with any portable heater that is burning something, a carbon monoxide detector is a good idea:
And here is a natural gas heater that vents outside, so you don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide or fumes: