How Do You Heat a Garage?
Do you have a garage attached to your home where you store some pretty important belongings? Your family vehicle is most likely stored in your garage along with any other recreational vehicles you may own. Maybe it is where that nice sports car resides in its downtime or maybe it is where your family stores years of Christmas decorations, both handmade and sentimental. The contents of the garage are typically irreplaceable, which is why the climate inside the garage should be controlled.
A garage is a multi-purpose structure that can be used for the storage of various items year-round, even during the winter months. People generally use their garages to store a variety of items, such as vehicles or toolboxes and accessories or seasonal equipment and decorations, or even firewood. They can be attached to the main residence as a secondary structure and entered via an outside door or connecting door inside the house. Some structures are designed to stand alone on the property and can also be referred to as the shed or barn.
Regardless of the location of your garage, it is extremely important to always maintain some source of heat to the structure to ensure the longevity of the contents and the structure itself. But how to heat a garage properly is the ultimate question.
Heating a garage is important to ensure the safety of the structure long-term. The process of freezing during the winter and thawing once spring has arrived will wreak havoc on the support beams, outer and inner walls, and electrical wiring. The temperature changes inside the garage can also cause damage to any vehicles stored inside and damage more delicate items such as decorations or glass-topped patio furniture. Condensation will form the changes in temperature and could cause mold, water stains, etc.
If you use your garage as a workshop for hobbies or fun DIY projects, the cold temperatures make for an uncomfortable atmosphere. Tools can develop rust and electrical tools might not work properly due to mechanical freezing. People, who use their garage to woodwork or build furniture etc., can find themselves exhausted from the amount of energy needed to be spent on both their project and heating either the garage or themselves.
There are no shortages of ways to heat your garage once you have decided to do so but some costs are more exorbitant than others and as with anything, some plans work better than others. Depending on the amount of time and effort, along with cost, that you are willing to put into heating your garage; some ideas may work better for your situation.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways to properly heat a garage, along with what is good about the way and what could deter you from choosing it. Remember these are the most common ways to heat a garage but not the entirety of the list.