Heaters For A Garage

Hirsty

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It's cold in my garage. Hard to practice with mittens on.

So how do you heat your garage? What's your economical recommendations?

Thanks
 

ChrisinNC

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Seal and insulate, then heat/cool. Space heaters, window units and mini splits are the go-to.
Mitsubishi mini splits are the bomb! The up front purchase and installation $ is pricey, but if you can afford it, they are worth every dollar - they cost virtually nothing to operate - heat or cool! Just make sure you get the right size unit for the square footage you wish to heat / cool.
 

GoldCrown

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Why not just run a duct out there from the main line and have a way to completely shut it off when you don't want it? If you have central air , it can be cool in summer also
Not sure if that will pass code. A reputable installer might not run ducts into a garage
 

boogieman

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.
Something like this helps a lot. The better you match the BTU's to the square footage the better it will work.




These work awesomely. We used one in our first house. It wasn't the blue flame type but vent free. The house was build in the 1890s and had single pane floor to ceiling windows. High ceilings so the window was legitimately 6' tall. The heater went up to 10 and we never turned it above about 2.5. The only thing is they do make moisture so you would also want to run a de-humidifier for a pool-centric situation.
 

GoldCrown

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I had a Mitsu split unit and it worked like a champ. I only used as needed but if left on it keeps the room comfortable. ... and protects everything in the room.
 

Prison break

2 9 7 8 a
Hot or Cold , quality air is expensive.
summer - air conditioning + dehumidifier + ionizer.
winter - anything (but not gas)

Insulate the shxt out of the place, if the space you need is not large enough for you after insulating, Expand.

Always Ventilate *
(don't forget the ionizer)
 

book collector

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Not sure if that will pass code. A reputable installer might not run ducts into a garage
Lots of homes are built with ducts into the garage. It is the least expensive alternative up front.
Most people lose interest in going to practice in the basement and garage after about a month, why spend thousands of dollars and then wish you didn't.
If you love it and spend lots of time out there , you can always upgrade, but if you downgrade, your still out your money.
 

GoldCrown

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Lots of homes are built with ducts into the garage.
Because the ducts would be able to pull carbon monoxide into your house from cars, hot water heater, etc. Understood that the owner takes responsibility if they want to ignore code. It can be done just saying a reputable company will not extend the household ductwork. It will have to be reversed if selling the house. Homeowners insurance will not cover mishaps not done by code.
I'd look into before doing ..... Not saying I'm correct only saying I went through this. Please research before doing.
 

FairladyZ

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Insulate....then either a ductless minisplit or a PTAC unit (what's used for hotel rooms).
 

GoldCrown

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I just tell them "it was there when I moved in"
never had any trouble
Sometimes when house is for sale it can come up.... in disclosure or by inspector. It can be flamed at that time The seller leaves themself open. I'm only stating a reasonable variable.
I moved a pole in the basement to accommodate a 9'. No permit...but Will disclose or have it reversed...unless buyer agrees to accept it.
 
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