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Are you thinking of getting a heater for your garage? It’s easy to see why garage heaters have become increasingly popular in recent years. Garage heaters can help you make better use of your garage while also providing other advantages to you and your home. When it comes to choosing a garage heater, there are a few things that you should consider: Choosing A Garage Heater
One important thing that you should consider is whether you want a hardwired heater or one that plugs into an existing outlet with a power cord. If you want a heavy-duty garage heater to be hardwired with its own circuit and switch, then you’ll need to hire a skilled HVAC contractor. With a heater on its own line, you may use other electrical equipment without having to worry about blowing a fuse, which is great for garages that have a lot of hardware and tools. A portable heater is great if you plan to move the heater around.
The size of your garage heater will be determined by the heater’s power and your garage’s size. Therefore, you must first find out your garage’s width and length in order to calculate its square footage. The amount of heating power and capability that your garage heater will require depends on the square footage of your garage. If you aren’t sure which size or model of garage heater is best for your garage, then you should have your local HVAC contractor come to your home and do an inspection and let you know what they recommend.
Lastly, it’s possible that you have an older home that has less insulation in the walls and windows, as well as a door or two that aren’t securely sealed. This will have a negative impact on your new garage heater’s performance and capabilities. Not only that, but our harsh Minnesota winters may put garage heaters to the test, so make sure they’re capable of reaching the desired temperature. It’s always wise to err on the side of caution and choose a garage heater that has at least somewhat more power than you’re anticipating that you’ll need.