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  1. #1
    This had been discussed a little in a separate post, but I'm looking for recommendations for heating an attached 3-car garage. Garage is about 900 sq. ft with 9 foot ceilings. I live in Wisconsin, so the winters get cold, but I'm only looking to keep things above freezing and warm it up enough (~60 deg) to work comfortably with a light jacket. I wouldn't bother going above 40 on the coldest days. The garage walls, ceiling, and doors are all insulated, and with 2 shared walls with the house, keep the garage above freezing for all but the few coldest days currently.

    I'm leaning toward a natural gas unit heater becuase the ceiling mounting gets it off the floor for space and fume considerations. I also like the idea of sealed combustion, although it may not be required for my needs. Any other options, though, are appreciated.

    Options I have heard of include:

    -ADP Cayenne
    -Modine HotDawg

    Any opinions or experience on the best (or worst) options are appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    SE Michigan
    Go with the Hotdawg. Its low profile and is power vented. You can side discharge it too.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    I put a Fujitsu ductless in mine.
    Toasty warm in the winter.
    Cool in the summer.
    And no worries about nat. gas in the garage.
    Then again, I am a dealer.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    PA/DE area
    I went with heat pump because of old GTO convertible and 2 sweaty English bulldogs,it is ALL beef out in that garage.
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    manitowoc wisconsin
    Hot dawg has my vote.
    Take your time & do it right!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Naples, Fla.
    You might have your contractor show you some gas fired infra red heaters if your floor plan & usage is open, rather than wasting energy on heating air, it just heats you & your work area.

    CAUTION - If you use gas, be sure your contractor takes all appropriate code required steps to keep you safe. This includes limiting your use of paints & combustibles.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    S. Wis
    I live in Wi. also, the winters do get cold, but not like they used to!!! I think we do get too cold for a heat pump to work on our very cold days (-10).
    I would go with a ceiling mounted also, sealed combustion (too many flamables in a gagage, my uncle has a new house because of that very reason!!!)nat. gas.

    Check with a local heating conractor (or three) see what others in your area are using sucessfully.

    Good luck.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Pamnyra VA.
    go with the infared, i prefer the brand roberts gordon.

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