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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006
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    Cedarville, Ohio
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    Heating for garage

    Construction is about complete on our new house and I had two propane outlets installed in my 1000 sq ft L-shaped garage. I would like some suggestions on the type of heaters to use for heating the garage. I plan to use limited heat for some shop use and to melt snow off cars. I was told by the propane company that there are radiant heaters that will do the job quite well. Just wondering what the options are? Tks John

  2. #2
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    Mar 2006
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    Delaware
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    I've always been uncomfortable with any form of combustion heating in a garage, for reasons that are obvious.
    In mine, I have a minisplit heat pump. Yes, it melts snow fast, probably faster than radiant, because it can get heat UNDER the car, judging by the major squeegee I use to get all the damn water, sand, and salt out of the place!
    Plus, I have air conditioning in the summer!
    In mine, I installed a Daikin, although, if I were to do it again, I'd go with a Fujitsu, as they are somewhat more efficient and a bit less pricey. At least around these parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by mongo3037 View Post
    Construction is about complete on our new house and I had two propane outlets installed in my 1000 sq ft L-shaped garage. I would like some suggestions on the type of heaters to use for heating the garage. I plan to use limited heat for some shop use and to melt snow off cars. I was told by the propane company that there are radiant heaters that will do the job quite well. Just wondering what the options are? Tks John

  3. #3
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
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    Heating garage

    I'm not an expert but have learned the hard way, that moisture is the biggest problem when heating a garage. Tools rust only marginally slower than the cars.

    I've solved the problem by installing a floor level exhaust fan (that's where the dirty moist air collects). Although I considered wiring it into the door opener, I opted for a motion sensor so that whenever we drive a car in or out of the garage, or use the side door, the fan exhausts for a programmed period of time. In the winter, I also use a low power ceiling mounted oscillating fan to help dry things out. For heat, I use a 220 commecial electric fan/heater. It really helps to keep the temperatures low unless you're actually working in the garage.

    Good luck...Dave

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Southern Tier, NY
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    get a modine hot dawg

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