Having a garage heater may make your winter more productive and enjoyable, especially if you choose a radiant heating system for the garage. Radiant heat warms objects and not the air directly. It feels warmer, similar to how sunshine feels on the body. Once the heater has warmed the objects in the particular space, they release the heat to the air.
One of the biggest benefits of radiant heating is that it doesn’t require any ductwork, nor does it move the air around, a major consideration in a garage. There will be no disturbed sawdust or dust, something particularly important for people who use their garage as a hobby or work space.
Radiant heaters that use natural gas are among the least expensive to operate and are also the safest. They rely on fresh air for combustion and vent the waste gases outdoors. The heaters attach to the ceiling or high on the wall and send down warmth.
These heaters use thermostats to control the heat level, and even if you use your garage exclusively for parking your vehicles, you’ll find that there’s less wear and tear on your vehicles when they’re kept warm. A radiant heater eliminates having to warm up your car before you head off during exceptionally cold weather. If you have any rooms located above the garage, they’re likely to be warmer with a garage heater, as well.
Some radiant gas heaters work without electricity, so during powerful winter storms, you’ll have a source of heat for your home should the power go out. Since the infrared heaters radiate the heat down, you, your family and pets can stay safely comfortable. Radiant heat is also the most energy efficient way to heat spaces, since the objects in the room retain heat longer than the air does.
If you’d like more information about a garage heater, contact Overland Park Heating & Cooling. We’ve provided quality HVAC services for the Kansas City area since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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