Heating Your Attached Garage: Three Options To Consider

Construction & Contractors Blog

Whether you like to work on projects in your garage throughout the winter or you simply want to stay warm when getting into your car in the mornings, adding heat to your attached garage can be a great option. With the help of your heating and cooling contractor, you can find the right option to heat your garage. Here's a look at some options to consider.

Choose Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating can be installed independently of your home's central heating system. This means you won't have to run ducts or vents into the garage, and this type of heating runs on electricity, which means you won't be making your gas bill go even higher in the winter. The radiant panels heat the floor, and the heat then rises into the rest of the garage. Because you can turn on the heat when you need it, you also don't have to worry about heating the garage when no one is in it, which can also help to keep your monthly utilities lower.

Install A Wall-Mounted Heater

If you are concerned about connecting your garage to your central heating system, a wall-mounted heater makes a smart option. This prevents fumes from your garage from being carried into the rest of your home, and like with radiant floor heating, you can power on the heat when it's needed. You can find gas combustion units or electric units to suit your needs, and these heaters can be tucked away in a corner of the room, which means you won't lose valuable storage space in your garage when you add a heating unit.

Insulate The Garage

No matter which heating option you choose, adding insulation to the garage can help you to retain heat and keep the space more comfortable. You probably already have insulation in the walls that are shared with the rest of your home, but you can also add insulation to the rest of the walls for added heat retention. Work with your contractor to find the right insulation, and also look for door seals you can use on the garage to help retain heat. With the proper insulation, you may even be able to keep the area warm with a small electric space heater. Even without a heating system, insulation can help to keep heat in and cold air out.

Of course, if you want to attach the heating and cooling system from your home to your garage, your heating and cooling contractor can help. Go over all of your available options with your contractor, and find the safest, most efficient option for your home's setup.

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